World Cup in Russia set to kick off tonight

The Russia World Cup 2018 is just hours away.  Host Russia will lift the curtain on the world’s most-watched sport event with a glittering opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The opening show is scheduled to start at 9 pm Bangkok time and last about 30 minutes with music and hundreds of performers involved.  Russia will kick off the World Cup in an opening match against Saudi Arabia at the same venue.

The tournament will feature 32 teams, including World Cup holder Germany, competing in 64 games over 32 days.