World Cup 2018 opening ceremony live ahead of Russia vs Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium

After months of excitement and anticipation, the planet's greatest sporting spectacle is now just a matter of days away.
And Spain have sent shockwaves around the world by sacking Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.
Lopetegui will succeed Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid after the tournament but has been axed from the national team before a ball has been kicked.
England have posed for their official team picture and have began their journey to St Petersburg, where they will be based throughout the tournament.
The Three Lions are hoping to build on the success of the recent qualifying campaign and subsequent friendlies, with Gareth Southgate insisting that the training camp has gone well and they are raring to go.
Elsewhere, Brazil and Argentina's squads are already in Russia, while the host nation are gearing up for their tournament opener against Saudi Arabia on Thursday afternoon.
We will bring you all the latest updates from the England camp and beyond ahead of the tournament right here.