THE WORLD CUP starts today with hosts Qatar and Ecuador following the grand opening ceremony!
The Middle East side meet the South Americans, who are looking to get an early foothold in Group A, which also includes Senegal and the Netherlands.
The Qataris have never qualified for a World Cup but are reigning Asian champions and will put up a good fight in front of their own fans.
- Start of the opening ceremony: From 2.40pm UK time
- Kick-off time Qatar vs. Ecuador: 4 p.m
- TV channel: BBC One
- Live broadcast: BBC website
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