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2018 Russia World Cup ready to kick off with grand opening ceremony Updated: 2018-06-14 18:04:39 KST

The wait is finally over for Football fans around the world.
The 2018 World Cup kicks off in a matter of hours with the host nation, Russia, taking on Saudi Arabia.
Our Won Jung-hwan is standing by for us near the stadium for the opening match in Moscow.
Hi Jung-hwan, what's the atmosphere like?

Good evening Daniel, I am just in front of the Luzhniki Stadium, where the opening ceremony will take place in less than 4 hours.
People from all over the world have gathered around here so they can see Russia's largest stadium announcing the start of the month-long global football festival.

A few hours ago, I went down to the stadium, which can hold over 80-thousand spectators,… and ticket holders for the opening match were crowding in already for the World Cup's opening ceremony.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format to previous editions of the tournament.
This time, the ceremony will focus on musical acts and will take place much closer to kick-off,… just half an hour before the start of the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
During the opening ceremony, British music icon Robbie Williams will entertain the stadium crowd together with around 500 Russian dancers and gymnasts.

After the show, the tournament's trophy will be revealed by Brazil's two-time World Cup champion Ronaldo just before the official kick off of the opening match.
That's all from me at Moscow, back to you Daniel.
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