World Cup 2018 opening ceremony: Live stream and TV channel for tournament curtain-raiser

World Cup 2018 opening ceremony: Live stream and TV channel for tournament curtain-raiser

The greatest show on Earth is all set to begin in Moscow, where Robbie Williams is booked to perform pre-match

RUSSIA and Saudi Arabia are all set to go head-to-head in the World Cup 2018 opener in Moscow.

But before the big kick-off there are the usual formalities – and the opening ceremony from the Russia capital.

The impressive Luzhniki Stadium is the venue as the party finally gets started after months of build-up.

500 dancers are set to strut their stuff, Robbie Williams is booked and there will also be a star-studded concert held in the iconic Red Square.

Which TV channel can I watch it on?

YOU can catch all the action from Moscow on ITV1 and ITV1 HD.

Coverage starts at 2.30pm whilst kick-off in Russia vs Saudi Arabia is at 4pm – also on ITV.

Former Take That star Robbie said: “I’m so happy and excited to be going back to Russia for such a unique performance.

“I’ve done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions over the world is a boyhood dream.”

How can I live stream?

TO watch online on your tablet, laptop or mobile device, you can watch on the ITV Hub.

Or you can use TVPlayer.com to watch the action.

Failing that, here at SunSport we will be running a dedicated LIVE BLOG to bring you everything as it happens from Moscow.