Argentine Ref To Officiate World Cup Opening Game

The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by US Canada and Mexico

Finally, the FIFA World Cup is almost upon us, which means that it's time to tune in and see the biggest soccer tournament in the world from Russian Federation.

As well as the relative strength of both teams involved, less importance will be given to friendly games when determining the rankings, while more will be given to the major tournaments.

Neymar and co. are backed to lift the trophy for a record-extending sixth time by 43 percent of users on the day before the tournament kicks off in Moscow on June 14.

World Cup Organizers announced on June 11 that British singer Robbie Williams will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday.

Of 1,312 individuals with football banning orders, 1,254 have given up their documents ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation which starts on 14 June.

This is the first World Cup since 2006 to be hosted in Europe.

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Hosts Russia get things underway in two days' time when they take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Additionally, Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will perform alongside Williams while Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo - a two time World Cup champion - is also present during the opening ceremony, according to Federation Internationale de Football Association.

At the end of its technical meeting ahead of the World Cup finals which gets underway this week in Russia, FIFA announced that changes will be made to the way that the world rankings of global teams are calculated, switching to a method that add or subtracts points from a country's total rather than averaging them over a multi-year period.

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.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News.

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