The World Cup kicks off today, here's when and where you can watch it 1 week ago

The World Cup kicks off today, here's when and where you can watch it

Happy World Cup Day everyone.

It's time. We've finally made it. The World Cup is here.

Even though there's only one game today, it doesn't mean that we can't be absolutely buzzing for the beginning of a month of madness.

Hosts Russia will take on Saudi Arabia, the last team we beat in a World Cup game (how depressing is that?).

Both teams come into the tournament with a bit of uncertainty surrounding them, with Russia having qualified automatically, and Saudi Arabia having lost their three most recent friendlies coming into the tournament.

But before that, there will be a fairly extravagant opening ceremony, that will feature a live performance from Robbie Williams, as well as Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) in an "unconfirmed role".

It's not yet confirmed whether the two will be performing a duet, but we seriously hope that they are.

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Group A: Russia vs Saudi Arabia

Kick off: 16:00

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium

Live on: RTÉ Two (Coverage starts at 15:00), ITV1 (Coverage starts at 15:00)

Pundit watch: Darragh Maloney will be joined by veterans Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady. And if for whatever reason that doesn't tickle your fancy, you can switch over to ITV, who have Gary Neville, Lee Dixon, Ian Wright and Slaven Bilic. You're spoiled for choice really...

Enjoy!

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