As the first match of the world’s biggest sporting event draws near, hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia at the massive 81,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium in the capital of Moscow to a no doubt sold out crowd. World Cup opening matches are notorious for teams playing on the side of caution, as not to take too many risks and get kicked out of the tournament early. However, in the 20 opening games that have been played throughout the World Cup’s history, a few have stood out to fans and pundits alike. We take a look at the best top 5 in history. Who’s your money on in the world cup odds to win? Let us know!
1990 Argentina 0-1 Cameroon
Despite Argentina being the considerably stronger team with regards to World Cup performances, a ten man team in the form of Cameroon managed to slip an easily defendable free kick past the Argentinian goalkeeper to take the lead and eventually win the match in this opening match shocker from 1990. Read more