The stage is set for the opening ceremony of world’s biggest Football event, FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia.Also Read - Robert Lewandowski Beats Lionel Messi, Mohammed Salah to be Crowned FIFA The Best Men's Player 2021

The event will be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The Luzhniki is Russia’s national stadium and the biggest in the country with a capacity of 81,000. Also Read - BTS V Aka Kim Taehyung Joins Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Billie Eilish To Achieve THIS Major Feat | Check Here

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Date and Time of the Opening Ceremony (IST):

The opening ceremony will begin at 6:30 PM IST on June 14, Thursday.

Centre of attraction for the opening ceremony: 

Will Smith and Nicky Jam will perform at the official song of the tournament “Live It Up”. Along with that, the Global music icon Robbie Williams and Russian operatic soprano Aida Garifullina will entertain millions of people around the world. Brazil’s Ronaldo, two times FIFA World Cup Champion will also present in the open ceremony which will brighten up the event.


The event will telecast on Sony network.

Live Streaming:

The event will live stream on Sony LIV app.

In this edition of the FIFA World Cup, 32 countries have qualified to the final stages and all of them have been pooled into eight groups of four each. And, the top two team from each group will qualify for the knockouts i.e., in the Round of 16.

The host country, Russia will take on Saudi Arabia in the opening game which is going to kick off after the opening ceremony.

The star attraction for this world cup would be Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Mesut Özil, Mo Salah and many more.