FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony time in India, live stream and telecast, date, performers: All you need to know

By: | Updated: June 14, 2018 6:19 PM

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia is all set to host 31 teams and thousands of fans for the FIFA World Cup 2018. It is the 21st edition of the FIFA's quadrennial juggernaut and Germany would be defending their title.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia will lift the curtain of FIFA World Cup 2018 on June 14 at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony: The day has finally arrived when Russia is all set to host 31 teams and thousands of fans for FIFA World Cup 2018. Even though many big teams like Italy and Netherlands have failed to make it to the World Cup this time, a strong competition is expected between the likes of Brazil, Germany and Spain, among others. It is the 21st edition of the FIFA’s quadrennial juggernaut and Germany are the defending champions. FIFA World Cup’s opening ceremony will take place in front of 80,000 people at the Luzhniki Stadium and is expected to be approximately 30 minutes long with 500 local performers.

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Apart from the performers, big names from football and other fields will also light up the moment. Following the glittering event, the hosts Russia will take on Saudi Arabia and with this will sound the bugle for the commencement of FIFA World Cup 2018. Among the performers will be dancers, gymnasts, and trampolinists. Defending champions Germany will take on Mexico on June 17 in Moscow, while Brazil will take on Switzerland on June 18 at Rostov-on-Don Stadium.

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When is FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony?

FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will be hosted on June 14.

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Where will FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony be held?

FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will be held at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

What time will FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony kick off?

FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will kick off at 6:30 pm IST.

Where can one watch FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony LIVE on TV?

FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony LIVE telecast on TV will be on all Sony networks. Sony is the official broadcaster for FIFA World Cup.

Where can one watch FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony live streaming?

FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony Live streaming can be watched on Sony Liv. For all the live action-packed moments, stats, and commentary you can also follow FinancialExpress.com.

Who are the big names performing at the FIFA World Cup 2018 opening ceremony?

Will Smith and Nicky Jam will perform the FIFA World Cup 2018 official song ‘Live It Up’. Apart from the two, Robbie Williams and Russian operatic soprano Aida Garifullina will also perform at the mega-event. ‘The Phenomenon’ Ronaldo will also be present during the opening ceremony to brighten up the moment.

Warning issued by US intelligence

A top US intelligence official has warned the football fans travelling to Russia that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow’s cyber spies. William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that in Russia, even people who believe they are too unimportant to be hacked can be targeted.

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