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Indian and Pakistan cricket fans arrive in Manchester for the ONE BILLION World Cup match

India fans in the stands for the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match at Emirates Old Trafford Photo: PA

The eyes of the world are on Manchester today as India and Pakistan meet in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

It's one of the world's most-watched sporting events with up to ONE BILLION people tuning in across the world.

800, 000 people applied for tickets, the Lancashire County Cricket Club could have sold out the ground 30 times over.

Pakistan fans in the stands prior to the ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match at Emirates Old… Credit: PA

The two countries face-off at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday in one of sport's biggest games and bitterest rivalries. They rarely play each other outside of major tournaments, with India winning their past two meetings in the Asia Cup in 2018, and Pakistan victorious in the final of the Champions Trophy in England in 2017.

A 'fan zone' has been created in Cathedral Gardens in the city centre, with a large screen to watch the match, which starts at 10:30am.

Police advise the city centre will be busier than usual. The biggest concern today is the weather. Showers and possibly thunder is forecast.

Indian and Pakistan fans arrive in Manchester for one of the biggest games in sport Credit: PA