https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYy2WHbbbSA The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off this week in Russia. Here's the nitty-gritty and a few stories to watch as 32 national soccer teams begin their pursuit of the copa mundial . When does it start? The tournament starts on Thursday, June 14, and runs through Sunday, July 15. In the opener, host nation Russia will take on Saudi Arabia. No host team ever has lost the opening match of the World Cup. South Africa is the only host nation to not advance to the knockout stage; Russia hopes to avoid that fate. On Friday there will be three games: Egypt vs. Uruguay, Morocco vs. Iran and Portugal vs. Spain. The full schedule is here. When can I watch the U.S. play? ( Sad trombone .) You can't. They failed to qualify ,...
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