Get ready for the biggest and most happening sporting event on the earth - 2018 FIFA World Cup. Yes, we have arrived the highly-awaited kick-off date, June 14 when the opening fixture between host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia will kickstart the quadrennial event. However, before the action on field, football fans will be treated with an extravagant 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. All your questions on how to watch 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony live telecast, how to get live streaming, TV coverage, channel, start time, performers' list and additional online stream details related to the football world cup in Russia is provided here. Yes, save the date and time for the biggest football carnival on the planet, which will see biggest of performers dazzle at the opening ceremony. You can catch all the action, glitz and excitement with live telecast by TV channels and be streaming online options made available. 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST for PDF Download: Fixtures, Groups, Time Table with Matches in Indian Time & Venue Details of Football WC in Russia.
The scheduled timetable of 2018 FIFA World Cup was announced months ago, and fans have been counting each day to pass by before they reach the commencement date. A total of 32 nations from 5 confederations are participating, and they have already arrived in Russia, the host nation with their final 23-man squad. Divided into eight groups – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, these teams will be playing a total number of 64 matches including 48 group stage matches and remaining being knockout games. 11 cities in Russia will serve as the venue with 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony being held at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia.
2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Date and Time:
The opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2018 is going to take place on June 14. The start time of the grand celebration is 9 am EST (6.30 pm IST) on Thursday.
2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Venue:
The venue decided for the dazzling 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony is Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia. The 80,000-capacity stadium is all set to have the time of their lives with a mesmerising event ready to unfold before their eyes live.
Who are the performers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony?
Get ready for the biggest entertainers of the world to present to you the best on the first day of 2018 FIFA World Cup. English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams will headline Thursday’s opening ceremony which in a statement released by FIFA was quoted saying, “I’m so happy and excited to be going back to Russia for such a unique performance. I’ve done a lot in my career, and opening the Fifa World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream.”
Joining Williams is Russia’s Aida Garifullina, one of the most exciting young sopranos globally. She has said, “The FIFA World Cup 2018 is one of the most anticipated sporting events this year, and I am so excited to be performing alongside Robbie, whose songs I have loved since I first started singing as a young girl. It’s such an honour, and I hope I can do my country proud and give the competition the amazing kick-start it deserves.”
Fans will also be treated with a special performance by Hollywood actor-singer, Will Smith. He along with Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi will give a live performance on the official theme song of the World Cup 'Live It Up.' Two-time World Cup winner with Brazil, Ronaldo will also be present at the opening ceremony to present the winner’s trophy. The World Cup winner in 1994 and 2002 was quoted saying, “No one knows what will happen in the four weeks of the tournament, but everyone is sure that it will be memorable.”
Where to Watch 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Live Telecast on TV in India?
The opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2018 can be watched by interested fans in India on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Where to Get Live Streaming of 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Online in India?
If you are not able to tune in to television for whatever reasons, you can also catch the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2018 online with the live streaming option available on Sony Liv.
What is 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule Timetable with Groups and Fixtures?
After the glorious opening ceremony, we will be all set to catch the footballing action. Get all the match details with dates, kick off time, and venue. 2018 FIFA World Cup Schedule in IST for PDF Download: Fixtures, Groups, Time Table with Matches in Indian Time & Venue Details of Football WC in Russia. About the Russia vs Saudi Arabia opening game, football's governing body FIFA said in a statement, "The opening match is always a very symbolic one - it is that instant when you realise that the big moment you, as a player or fan, have been waiting for four years has finally arrived." Let the tournament begin!