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Google celebrates opening day of FIFA World Cup 2018 with a colourful collage doodle
Internet search engine and technology giant Google celebrates opening day of FIFA World Cup 2018 tournament in Russia with a colourful doodle. The event is going to be officially opened on Thursday evening. The first match will be played between host country Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

On the home page of Google, the colourful collage doodle depicts the excited football fans with one of them about to kick the football to mark the beginning of the tournament with fanfare.

"Today marks the official opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia! Over the next month, players from the men's national teams of 32 countries will compete for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities around the country," writes Google in its blog.

According to Google, today's doodle collage, created by Gluekit, gives a special sneak peek into the diverse art by incorporating elements from the 32 unique guest-artist doodles. Google further informs that this year's doodle series will celebrate the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation!

A sparkling and glamorous opening ceremony is going to held this evening in which pop icon Robbie Williams will perform to enthrall the audience. Also, noted Russian soprano Aida Garifullina will add charm to the spectacular show.

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