The month-long tournament commences with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia
English singer Robbie Williams performs during the opening ceremony before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow
The stadium was completely packed as fans in large number arrived to witness the first FIFA World Cup match
English singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina together entertained the audience ahead of the FIFA world Cup opener.
Russian soprano Aida Garifullina enthralls the audience with her performance at the opening ceremony
A performer juggles with 3 footballs at the Opening Ceremony as thousands of fans throng the stadium to witness the first clash
Russia fans pose as they wait for the start of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Saudi Arabia