The curtain for the World Cup 2018 will be raised on Thursday June 14, when the hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia in Moscow.
There will also be a concert held in the city’s famous Red Square concurrently with the opening ceremony, 30 minutes before the opening match.
According to Fifa, the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format compared to previous editions of the tournament, with a particular focus on musical acts.
For the TV viewers, the following opening theme will be played for the World Cup –
The Official TV opening theme for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup pic.twitter.com/u8R8chlPxY
— World Cup Russia (@RusWorldCup) June 3, 2018
It's time to #LiveItUp, with the Official Song of the 2018 #WorldCup Russia! 🙌@NickyJamPR, Will Smith, @strefie and 🇧🇷@10Ronaldinho want football fans worldwide to get ready for Thursday's big kick-off!🏆🇷🇺
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 9, 2018
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 13, 2018