Check out a list of fun Saudi Arabia facts for World Cup 2018

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Can Saudi upset the hosts?

World Cup 2018 is fast upon us and Saudi Arabia will be meeting hosts Russia in Thursday evening’s opening match.

The Green Falcons are little known by fans outside the Kingdom.

Check out this video below to find out all you need to know about Juan Antonio Pizzi’s Group A-challengers and the country they come from.

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Watch: Zlatan Ibrahimovic says there should be no pressure on Sweden at World Cup

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Legend: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Former Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants them to enjoy themselves at the World Cup, saying there should no be pressure when they compete in Russia.

Sweden have been grouped alongside world champions Germany, Mexico and South Korea and open their campaign against the latter on Monday.

Ibrahimovic, who now plays for LA Galaxy in the MLS, played 116 times for his country over 15 years also believes Germany will be tough to beat in Russia.

Watch the video below for his thoughts:

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Watch: Fans catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates in training ahead of World Cup opener

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Hard work starts now: Lionel Messi in training with his Argentina team-mates

There was no shortage of numbers at Argentina‘s open training session in Russia ahead of their World Cup opener.

More than 400 fans flocked to Bronnitsy, south-east of Moscow as they got a glimpse of Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his international team-mates.

The South Americans begin their campaign in Russia against Iceland on Saturday before taking on Croatia on June 21. They play their final group match against Nigeria on Tuesday, June 26.

Watch the training session video below:

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