The Heat: World Cup kicks off in Russia

The Heat

World Cup Football

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.

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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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