World Cup 2018 starts today in Russia

Big 5

The World Cup kicks off on Thursday, and the month-long tournament will conclude with one team earning the right to call themselves the best. Thirty-two teams will battle it out in Russia at the 2018 World Cup, and here’s everything you need to know about the competition.

Fans have arrived from ….. well just about everywhere….

Soccer chants in Manezh Square in Moscow fill the air in both Arabic and Spanish, as the Russian capital takes on a cosmopolitan flavour.

Performing at today’s opening ceremony is British pop star Robbie Williams who yesterday was seen soaking up the atmosphere.

“It’s great to be here, meet the people, get to know them, experience the culture. Every time I’ve been to Russia I’ve had a good time,” enthused Robbie Williams .

A classical music concert was also held on the eve of the tournament – aptly named “Goal symphony” and was evidently enjoyed by yet more notables such as President Vladimir Putin who appears to looking forward to the football….