Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Argentine Ref To Officiate World Cup Opening Game

Argentine Ref To Officiate World Cup Opening Game

Russian Federation selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The Egyptian national team have continued their preparations in their training camp in Grozny, Russia ahead of their opening game against Uruguay on June 15 in the 2018 World Cup's Group A.

With the controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system making its World Cup debut, Italy's Massimiliano Irrati is the designated VAR official in Moscow.

The opening ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET), just 30 minutes before Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia spar off to officially commence this year's World Cup.

Coach: Ricardo Gareca - The 59-year-old Argentine scored a goal in 1985 that eliminated Peru in the South American qualifiers.

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"Please understand that the track list for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Fifa World Cup has been agreed between the artists, Fifa, and the local organising committee, who would like to keep this as a surprise for the public until the show".

"Pitana returned to Brazil in 2016 for the Olympic Football Tournament where he was the man in the middle for the semi-final between Germany and Nigeria".

Peskov said the list of foreign guests "who will share with us the joy of the World Cup" is being updated.

Blatter, who led world soccer's governing body for 17 years, was suspended from the sport for six years for ethics violations in 2015 amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Mourinho can envisage Spain taking on Argentina for a place in the quarter-finals and Lionel Messi coming out on top to dump the Spaniards out.

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