Federation Internationale de Football Association says the opening ceremony will take place much closer to kick-off than usual, just 30 minutes before the start of the opening match.
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Read on for a look at what to know ahead of the opening ceremony.
Russian Federation will get the tournament up and running at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday, and it seems things are finally falling into place after what has been a monumental preparation period for the hosts.
Russia's president Vladimir Putin has manned the mission to present an warmer and more open Russian Federation to the world, and has looked to complete the tournament preparations by sticking to a budget reported to be around £7.4billion. In the 1990s, Williams was a part of the pop group "Take That".More news: Greece and Macedonia confirm 'historic' name deal
In an interview with RT Sport, the Manchester United manager named Portugal, Brazil, Argentina and Germany as his World Cup semi-finalists.
Fox Sports has the exclusive broadcasting rights to this year's World Cup, meaning you can catch the matches on Fox, Fox Sports 1, FoxSports.com and via the Fox Sports GO app. The organization is set to earn more than $6 billion in the four-year cycle tied to this year's World Cup, with an estimated profit exceeding $100 million.
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