DAY ONE - THURSDAY 14TH JUNE
Russia V Saudi Arabia
Its the host host nation that kicks off proceedings to what we hope will be a memorable Fifa World Cup. Both sides will be looking to hit the ground running but its hard to see anything other than a win for Russia today.
This is reflected in the bookies odds - Russia to win 10/21 / Draw 39/11 / Saudia Arabia to win 9/1