In preparation for Thursday's kick off, a pub in Tyneside has decked itself in England flags as well as those of other competing countries.
Pub landlord Norman Scott told ITV News Tyne Tees he will take each country flag down as it is eliminated. He did not speculate when he would remove the England flags.
Brush up on your football knowledge ahead of the World Cup with some of the key stats about the 32 teams vying for glory in Brazil.
As Rio prepares to host the World Cup, the army have moved into the urban slum favela regions, attempting to make them safer.
Panini football stickers are in high demand on the streets of Sao Paulo ahead of the World Cup Finals.