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Live Reporting

Greg O'Keeffe

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from me

    There we go. Thanks for sticking with me.

    With the news of Mohamed Salah being on the bench - I'll hand you over to Mike Whalley with all the live build-up to game two of the World Cup...the exciting show-down between Egypt and Uruguay.

    Let's hope it's another good one.

    Image caption: He may still play a part for his country today
  2. News just in

    It will be Reuben Loftus-Cheek speaking to the media at England's press conference later.

  3. Tehran billboard replaced

    BBC Monitoring

    The world through its media

    The controversialall-male billboard erected in Tehran to mark the World Cup has been replaced by a new one where women can be seen in the distance.

    The caption remains the same: "Together we are champions; one nation, one heartbeat"

    The replacement comes after the first poster was heavily criticised on social media.

    One user posted a video of woman dressed sporing attire in the city of Bushehr to show support for the national team.

    Image caption: The offending board
  4. Post update

    The game kicks off at 13:00 BST

  5. Breaking: Salah DOESN'T start

    Mohamed Salah isn't in Egypt's starting XI for their game against Uruguay, the Egyptian federation has announced.

  6. Mourinho and Putin - what actually happened

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Russian president Vladimir Putin was pictured with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at yesterday’s opening World Cup game at the Luzhniki Stadium.

    Apparently, the shot came about after one of Putin’s assistants asked if Mourinho, who is working at the tournament as a pundit for Russia Today, would pose.

    Once agreement was given, the shot was set up.

    Not one word was exchanged.

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  7. Robbie is sorry

    He should know better really. He's hardly a wild-child anymore.

    Anyway - Broadcaster Fox have said sorry for Robbie Williams' finger.

  8. Post update

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Fred to Man Utd not going to be completed today. Should be next week.

  9. Post update

    BBC Monitoring

    The world through its media

    The emphatic nature of the victory came as a surprise to many who couldn’t hide their bewilderment.

    The website posted a photo of coach Stanislav Cherchesov – who had been criticised in the buildup, saying: “We have no idea how you did it, but we applaud you.”

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  10. David Ornstein answers your questions

    Those of you who have been with me throughout this morning will remember me asking for your World Cup-related questions to put to BBC Sport correspondent David Ornstein.

    He's answering them live now - so click on the video at the top of this page!

  11. Post update

    BBC Monitoring

    The world through its media

    Unsurprisingly the Russian media are jubilant this morning after their 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia in the opening game.

    A presenter on state TV said Russia is now “at the centre of the grand football universe” while the president of Lokomotiv club, Ilya Gerkus, was quoted saying “Russia can now easily win the World Cup”.

    However, many on social media could not resist commenting on the potential geopolitical consequences of the matched being dubbed ‘El Gasico’.

    Gifs of President Putin shaking hands with Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman’s were accompanied by captions such as: “Ok, crude oil $100 by this Christmas”

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  12. Post update

    It's going to be a bit awkward if he doesn't even get off the bench today isn't it?

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  13. Get Involved

    Kennedy look what you've started now? *weeps*

    James: Kennedy - Does it have to be food you buy in the Dele Alli of the supermarket?

    Kennedy, you missed a trick. Surely it Chicken Tikka Mo Salah.

  14. Post update

    If you haven't got around to it yet.

    It's well worth your time reading this absorbing piece about Russian World Cup football hero Lev Yeshin.

  15. Post update

    Video content

    Video caption: 2018 FIFA World Cup - Shearer and Jenas select their starting line-up for Tunisia opener
  16. Get Involved

    John, London: The World Cup just isn't the same without a national newspaper giving out prayer mats to help an England player's broken metatarsal. The best we've had this time round is 'Marcus Rashford recovers in plenty of time for first game from slightly sore thigh'.

    Keith: I have to say if there is one thing I have liked most about this England team so far it's the bond they all have. A relaxed environment is a change to previous tournaments!

    Kennedy: Can we start a World Cup thread of comedy tournament players names crossed with a foodstuff?? predominantly a fruit or vegetable... I'll start - Mo Salad.... Harry Sugarkane! Etc...

  17. Good news

    Marcus Rashford was back in training earlier.


    Leon Osman had some interesting things to say about the Manchester United forward on this page back at 9:36am

  18. Five stand-out South Americans

    Messi, Neymar blah blah.

    Yep - we know they're amazing.

    But surely, to badly misquote Alan Partridge, "ders more to - South American football - dan dis."

    Yep - read about it here.