The four year wait is finally over on Thursday afternoon, with the 2018 FIFA World Cup getting underway. Hosts Russia open proceedings against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in a game that will be watched all over the globe and it's crucial that the home team get off to a good start. Also drawn alongside Uruguay and Egypt, Russia will feel that they have a decent of progressing through into the knockout stage but three points are essential here. But they face a Saudi Arabia side who're making their first appearance at the final since 2006 and they'll be determined to upset the party. However they're in wretched form on the road, winning just one of their last ten games which stretches back to June 2017.