World Cup fever
By France 24
15 June 2018 | 9:18 am
The World Cup kicks off today. In this edition of MediaWatch we talk Robbie Williams' opening performance (and that middle finger!), the fashion sense of Nigeria's national team, the predictions as to who is going to win, and the World Cup song.
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