Alexei Sorokin، CEO of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee، said on Wednesday that more than 20 heads of state around the world will attend the opening match of the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
The opening game of the World Cup 2018 will be between Russia and Saudi Arabia. The match will immediately follow the opening ceremony، which is taking place in the Luzhniki
Stadium. "I can say that we are waiting for more than 20 heads of states، adding، This is something normal for heads of state، as there is always great interest in the opening and closing game of the World Cup،" Sorokin said in an interview with Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
"It's good to have high-level guests، who will enjoy football and wish the Russian team to win،" Sorokin added.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to take place from June 14 to July 15 at 12 stadiums in 11 Russian cities.
Egypt will play their first match at the upcoming tournament against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg on June 15 before taking on their other two opponents in Group A، hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.