The FIFA World Cup is yet again here with us. This once-in-four-years ceremony is perhaps the most watched and popular sporting event in the whole world. Indeed everyone, including those who ordinarily don’t fancy football do spare some time for the sake of catching some matches in the tournament.To follow the matches perfectly and make the most meaning from it, it is of necessity that you get to know some background concerning this wonderful sporting activity. This is the need we have come in to meet. We are going to highlight and examine some of the behind-the-scenes activities which shall precede the event.
Before the 64 matches commence, an opening ceremony shall be held. This opening ceremony shall be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018, approximately 2 hours before the first match. The ceremony shall take place at 4.00 pm local time and shall last around 30 minutes.
FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony
|Start Time||Not Announced|
|Dates||13/14th June 2018|
|Live Stream||Watch Here|
|Broadcast||Optus Sports, SBS|
How to Watch FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Live Online
As stated, several channels and media houses hold the rights to broadcast the upcoming matches. They shall, therefore, give you the means and avenue through which to catch the upcoming matches. They are explained hereunder:
- Free Online Streaming Sites: Some online sites shall stream the upcoming matches free-of-charge. Some of these are VPN Guru Site, Mobdoro, Fubo TV, and Sling TV. All you need is a reliable internet access and a properly functioning device and there you have it!
- FIFA Official Website: FIFA shall also stream this opening ceremony to it global audience via its official website. Due to the expected huge volume of viewers who shall opt for this site, it will not be that much reliable. You are therefore advised against it.
- Premium Television Channels: Several premium television channels world over have received the rights to beam the upcoming matches. They are strewn all over the world and are subject to various terms and conditions. You should, therefore, find the one that operates in your area.
- Local Free-to-air Channels: In each country, there shall be some free-to-air local channels which will equally be showing these matches to the global audience. These are mainly affiliates of international television stations or national broadcasters.
- Video-sharing Sites: All the top video sharing sites like Spotify, Netflix, and YouTube shall also beam the opening ceremony. Still, you will have to identify the specific channels within these video sharing sites to catch the events.
- Social Media: Lastly, most organizations, television stations, and broadcasters that hold the rights to beam the upcoming matches shall utilize the social media platforms to beam the opening ceremony as well. You may, therefore, wish to identify the appropriate handle or page to follow the matches.
FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony TV Channel
All the various television stations, channels, and networks that hold the rights to broadcast the upcoming FIFA matches shall also air the opening ceremony. This same privilege shall also extend to their affiliate stations, websites, apps, and other Internet-based platforms. You should, therefore, make appropriate arrangements to watch it via your preferred channel.
Official Broadcasting Channel :
- USA: Fox, Telemundo
- UK: BBC, ITV
- Australia: Optus Sports, SBS
- Brazil: Globo, SporTV, Fox Sports
- Canada: CTV, RDS, TSN
- France: TF1, BeIN Sports
- Germany: ARD, ZDF, Sky Sports
- Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca, SKY México
- Spain: Mediaset España
FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Performer
Several dancers, artists, and dance groups shall grace the event. They shall mainly be drawn from Russia. However, quite a number shall be drawn from around the world. Perhaps the most significant of these events shall be the singing of the ‘Official FIFA World Cup 2018 Song’ called ‘Live it up.’ This song was composed by Nicky Jam and Will Smith both of whom shall also participate in the opening ceremonies.
Approximately 500 local dancers, trampolinists, and gymnasts will participate in the events. The Spanish Opera singer, Placido Domingo and his South American counterpart, Juan Diego Flores shall also be in attendance. They shall stage performances of various themes and genres. These performances shall conclude with a massive fireworks display.
FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Venue:
This ceremony shall be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
In closing, it is important to reiterate the fact the upcoming ceremony shall be great indeed. You certainly do not want to miss them at all. Please make every effort to be sure to catch these events by identifying and utilizing the right channel. All the best in your watching!