09:20  AMT,  June 14, 2018

Football 2018 World Cup kicking off in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will get underway Thursday, with the opener in Moscow between the hosts, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

The opening ceremony of this largest international football tournament will take place before the opening match. Heads of states from seventeen countries are expected to attend the opening ceremony. The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, also will watch this ceremony from the stadium.

In addition, renowned American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter Will Smith will perform the official 2018 World Cup song, together with Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi, and Diplo.

A total of 32 national squads will participate in this competition, which will be held in twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities.

The 2018 World Cup will conclude on July 15.

Information-Analytic Agency Armenian News-NEWS.am, jointly with TotoGaming, presents a new project, entitled “World Cup with Vera and David,” to provide timely and objective coverage of this greatest football competition.

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