Russia vs Saudi Arabia kick off: What time does match start? World Cup game start time

Hosts Russia will hope to get their tournament off to a strong start with a win over Saudi Arabia.

However, the Saudis impressed in qualifying and may be dark horses in Group A of this tournament.

A full house is expected at the 81,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium, with fans treated to an opening ceremony beforehand.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Russia vs Saudi Arabia takes place on Thursday, June 14.

It is the first game of the World Cup and is scheduled for a 4pm BST kick off.

A series of musical acts - including Robbie Williams - will be on show, while 500 dancers, gymnasts and trampolinists are expected to perform.

Russia vs Saudi Arabia is being shown live in the UK on ITV.

You can also follow the game live via Express Sport.

See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.

 

June 13, 2018

Sources: Daily Express

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