What Fifa World Cup 2018 games can I watch today? What time is kick off and how can I watch it?

The biggest event in football kicks off with the opening ceremony from Moscow followed by the first action from Russia

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 June, 2018, 12:29am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 June, 2018, 12:29am

The 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia kicks off tonight with the opening ceremony and the first game of the 21st tournament.

Holders Germany and five-time winners Brazil are among the favourites to lift the famous trophy when the competition concludes on July 15 but before then there are 63 games to play and it all starts tonight with the hosts playing Saudi Arabia.

The teams have never met before in the World Cup and have only played each other once in a friendly that Russia won 4-2 in Al Khobar in 1993.

Russia are favourites to win tonight at $1.4 with the draw priced at $4 and Saudi Arabia at around $10 to pull off an upset.

The official animal oracle of this World Cup, Achilles the cat, predicted that Russia would win at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

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The match kicks off at 11pm following the opening ceremony at 10.30pm.

You can watch Russia take on Saudi Arabia on NowTV’s World Cup channels (channel 618 and 619) and free-to-air on Viu TV (channel 99).