Date: Thursday, June 14
Time: 9 a.m. EST
Location: Luzhniki Stadium — Moscow, Russia
Finally, the FIFA World Cup is nearly upon us, which means that it’s time to tune in and see the biggest soccer tournament in the world from Russia. However, before Russia kicks off against Saudi Arabia, fans should tune in to watch the World Cup Opening Ceremony. Russia is no stranger to these international events — they did just host the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 — but it likely won’t be quite the spectacle that was.
Sometimes the most iconic images from a FIFA World Cup don’t necessarily come from the soccer stars on the pitch. Occasionally it can be a moment even before the first whistle has been blown at the opening ceremony – and yes, we are talking about Diana Ross at USA ’94!
We understand that the opening ceremony at Russia 2018 is likely to be a much more understated affair – although pop-star Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will be on hand to provide the entertainment, and Brazilian legend Ronaldo (no, not Cristiano) will also be in attendance. Things are set to start at around 4pm local time – so 2pm BST, 9am ET, 6am PT, 11pm AEST – inside Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
To tune into the spectacle, you can follow this handy guide to live stream the World Cup opening ceremony. There are plenty of ways to watch for free, and it doesn’t matter where on Earth you live, just so long as you have an internet connection.
The FIFA World Cup, the biggest sporting carnival on the planet, is all set to kick-start on Thursday. As Russia gets dressed to host the much-awaited event, fans from all over the world are set to see their favourite superstars in action. Brazilian great Ronaldo and British pop star Robbie Williams will be present at the opening ceremony. Robbie Williams will sing alongside Russian soprano Aida Garifullina shortly before Russia face Saudi Arabia in the first match of the FIFA World Cup at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
When will the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony be held?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will be held on June 14, 2018.
Where will the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony be held?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will be held at the Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
How do I watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony live?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will be telecast live by the Sony Network.
What time will the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony start?
The live telecast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will begin at 6.30 pm IST.
Where can you follow the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony online?
The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will be streamed live on Sony Liv. For live updates, you can follow fifa.com.