The Russia 2018 World Cup kicks off today as host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia in the opener.
Thirty-two nations from five confederations will clash over the next month across 12 different venues as they battle for football's ultimate prize.
The Opening ceremony is scheduled to kick off at 12: pm and Russia will play Saudi Arabia at 3: pm.
The first game is at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium which will also host the final.
Lineup for the two sides