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FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony

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    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 14 Jun 2018
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  • Time: 

    2.30pm - 3.45pm
  • Week: 

    Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony
The 21st World Cup gets underway as the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow hosts the opening ceremony prior to the first game of the tournament between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
The usual suspects of Brazil, France, Spain and the defending champions Germany are fancied to go far - expectations for England are slightly more conservative, but Gareth Southgate will be quietly confident his exciting young side can overachieve.
Mark Pougatch is joined in the Moscow studio by Gary Neville, Lee Dixon, Ian Wright and Slaven Bilic, with pitch-side inserts from Jacqui Oatley, Ryan Giggs and Eni Aluko and commentary from Clive Tyldesley.