IN TWEETS: Will Smith the Fresh Prince of the World Cup?


US actor Will Smith performs during the closing ceremony of the Russia 2018 World Cup ahead of the final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018.

RUSSIA - Hollywood actor and singer Will Smith performed the soccer World Cup&39;s official song "Live It Up" in the tournament&39;s closing ceremony in Moscow on Sunday, and Twitter had a field day. 





As Smith performed at Moscow&39;s Luzhniki stadium, giant screens laid out on the pitch showed images of soccer players and the colours of the Croatian and French flags - the two teams who face each other in the final.

Smith was joined on stage by Nicky Jam, a US-born singer with Puerto Rican roots, and by Era Istrefi, a pop singer who describes herself as Albanian Kosovar.

Both artists had featured with Smith on the "Live It Up" single.

The performances were a prelude to France and Croatia&39;s players taking to the pitch to begin their final match, in front of a packed crowd at the 80,000-seat stadium.





(Additional reporting by eNCA.)