For a month, every four years, the best football players of the world face-off in the World Cup.
An estimated 3.4 billion people, almost half of the world’s population, is expected to watch the games. The host country Russia got off to a good start with a spectacular victory over Saudi Arabia.
CGTN’s Dan Williams has more from Moscow.
To discuss the World Cup:
- Tim Vickery is a journalist and football expert.
- Chuka Onwumechili is a professor of Communications at Howard University and football enthusiast.
- Nigel Boyle is a professor of Political Studies at Pitzer College and a big fan of the sport.
- Artur Petrosyan is a football journalist.
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Robbie Williams delivers for short, sharp World Cup opening ceremony https://t.co/uyEHrGbXZo
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