Argentina’s Pitana to ref World Cup opener

Meunier Kimmich and Godin are all crucial to their teams

Meunier Kimmich and Godin are all crucial to their teams

Colombia (65,234), Mexico (60,302), Argentina (54,031) and Peru (43,583) have all outsold England, traditionally one of the best-backed teams at a major tournament, who have so far seen just over 32,000 tickets bought in that country.

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.

The event, kicking off June 14, will take place in various cities across Russian Federation, from Moscow to St. Petersburg to Sochi.

The striker, broke the previous record in the 2014 tournament, featured in four World Cups and won the Golden Boot award in the 2006 edition.

The Green Falcons are taking part for the 5th time in the FIFA World Cup.

The Pharaohs fell in an arguably reasonable group, in their first World Cup appearance since 1990, alongside Uruguay, the hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay
Diego Godin is the captain of Uruguay

Both the opening match and the final will be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, along with several other matches through both stages of the tournament.

Williams said he was "happy and excited" about the "unique performance" in front of 80,000 fans and many millions all over the world and that it was a boyhood dream.

Fox Sports has the exclusive broadcasting rights to this year's World Cup, meaning you can catch the matches on Fox, Fox Sports 1, FoxSports.com and via the Fox Sports GO app.

However, any positive impact on the Russian economy from the World Cup is likely to be short-lived, according to credit rating agency Moody's, which analyzes the event's influence every four years.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.

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