MOSCOW, June 14 (Bernama) -- The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets under way on Thursday, when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, Macedonia Information Agency (MIA) reported, citing BBC.
The much-anticipated event will feature 32 teams, including Cup holder Germany, competing in 64 games over 32 days.
The 21st edition will be played in 12 stadiums, across 11 cities, spread over 1,800 miles.
England, winners in 1966, are the only team from the home nations to qualify and start against Tunisia on June 18.
Germany, who beat Argentina in the 2014 final, are looking to become the first team to win back-to-back the World Cup since 1962, while Brazil will seek a record-extending sixth world title.....