Thursday, 16 August 2018 11:55 GMT
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2018 World Cup kicks off: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia



(MENAFN) The 2018 World Cup has begun on Thursday with the first match to be kicked off between Russia, host of the tournament, and Saudi Arabia.

The match is to be the most watched game with it being the opener of the FIFA 2018 World Cup.

Russia and Saudi Arabia are set to face each other for three critical points, with the group's second match between Uruguay and Egypt arriving on Friday on a three-match day.

The first match is considered as a vital one to be won since it grants a ticket to move on in the tournament, with Russia handed the pressure to deliver in front of its home crowd in Moscow.

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2018 World Cup kicks off: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia

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