Hundreds of thousands of fans are gathered today to witness the worlds biggest soccer event kick off in brazil.
Like the Olympic Games, this international event cannot begin without fanfare. As the hosts, Brazil has planned an extraordinary show that will remind onlookers of the nation itself.
When: Thursday, June 12
Where: Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Opening Ceremony Time: 2 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. BST
Match Kick-off Time: 4 p.m. ET, 9 p.m.BST