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World Cup 2018: the opening ceremony – as it happened

Thousands of delirious Russians let Robbie Williams entertain them as the World Cup got off to a lavishly costumed start 3.58pm BST And with that, I’m going to leave you. Barry Glendenning is on hand to take you through the actual football. Enjoy! Related: Russia v Saudi Arabia: the World Cup opening match – live! 3.58pm BST The national anthems are played, while giant circular flags of the two competing nations are held by dozens of people in Mork off Mork and Mindy tribute costumes. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - 6 days ago