World Cup opening ceremony TV channel: Can you watch on ITV Player or BBC iplayer?

Russia will face off against saudi Arabia today in the first match of the World Cup, just half an hour before kick off an opening ceremony will be held to open the event.

32 of the world’s best football teams have qualified for the tournament this year, with Brazil hotly tipped to take the trophy.

Returning champions Germany will be trying to retain their title against tough competition.

Most major channels will be covering the games, with the BBC committed already to showing 29 of them.

How to watch the World Cup opening ceremony

The World Cup opening ceremony will be broadcast at 3.30 by ITV, who will also show the first game straight after at 4pm.

ITV will also be streaming the ceremony via their own platform on ITV Player.

According to TV listings, the BBC will not be broadcasting the event.

World class football teams demand a world-class opening ceremony, and two major acts are scheduled to perform before the first game.

Ex-Take That singer Robbie Williams will be performing at the ceremony alongside Russian opera star Aida Garifullina.

Talking about the ceremony, Robbie said “I am so excited to be performing alongside Robbie, whose songs I have loved since I first started singing as young girl.

“It’s such an honour and I hope I can do my country proud and give the competition the amazing kick-start it deserves.”

When will England play in the World Cup?

England will have their first match early next week, playing against Tunisia.

Match kickoff will be at 4pm, broadcast from Volgograd Arena, Volgograd on BBC TV and 5 Live.

Their next fixture is the Sunday after, hen they face Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium, broadcast from 7pm on both ITV and 5 Live.

Where to watch the World Cup this year

The World cup will be available for most people to watch, with games playing on most major channels.

Both the BBC and ITV have announced they will broadcast the games, with pundits Gary Lineker and Mark Pougatch both fronting coverage.

Games will play on ITV1, ITV4, and 5 Live as well as BBC One and BBC Two.

Sky Sports will also be covering every game on their digital platforms, as well as providing valuable match insight available on the Sky Sports app and website.

BT Sport will also cover match features on their own service.

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