FIFA World Cup 2018 gets underway when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in the opening match of FIFA World Cup 2018 on June 14, Thursday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The match will kick-off just after 30 minutes of the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2018.

Since 2008, Russians have failed in advancing the group stage of any tournament. Even, they have bypassed the qualification process as a tournament host and is on the lowest rank of the 32 teams. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has ranked three places ahead of Russia.

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In international friendlies, both the teams performed almost same by not winning a single match. Russia failed to secure win against Austria by 0-1 and Turkey by 1-1. Whereas, Saudia Arabia lost all the 3 friendlies against Italy by 1-2, Peru by 0-3 and Germany by 1-2.

Here’s all you need to know about the opening game of  FIFA World Cup 2018:

When is the FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia going to be played?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia is going to be played on 14th June 2018.

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia is going to be played?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia is going to be played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

When does the FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia start?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia starts at 08:30 PM IST (On Thursday).

Which channels will show the FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia coverage?

The match will be aired on Sony Ten 2, but there is no official word on it.

Where can you watch live streaming of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia?

The  FIFA World Cup 2018 Match-1 between Russia and Saudi Arabia can be live streamed on SonyLiv.com. New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser also.

Squads:

Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Andrei Lunyov, Mario Fernandes, Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fyodor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Andrei Semyonov, Igor Smolnikov, Denis Cheryshev, Alan Dzagoev, Yuri Gazinsky, Alexander Golovin, Daler Kuzyaev, Anton Miranchuk, Alexander Samedov, Alexander Yerokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Roman Zobnin Artyom Dzyuba, Alexei Miranchuk, Fyodor Smolov

Saudi Arabia:

Mohammed Al Owais , Yasser Al Mosailem, Abdullah Al Mayouf, Mansoor Al Harbi, Yasser Al Shahrani, Mohammed Al Breik, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Ali Al Bulaihi, Abdullah Al Khaibari, Abdulmalek Al Khaibri, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al Jassim, Houssain Al Mogahwi, Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, Hattan Bahebri, Salem Al Dawsari, Yahya Al Shehri, Fahad Al Muwallad, Mohammad Al Sahlawi, Muhannad Assiri.