What you need to know as the FIFA World Cup kicks off today

The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar today.

Host nation, Qatar will take on Ecuador by 5pm Nigerian time.

The game will be live on NTA and Super Sport.

England will take on Iran on Monday evening in what will be one of many politics ridden games.

The World Cup trophy is a gold trophy that is awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup association football tournament. Since the advent of the World Cup in 1930, two trophies have been used: the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970, and the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to the present day. It is one of the most expensive trophies in sporting history, valued at $20 million.

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