AS WORLD Cup games start today, June 14, Malawian football lovers have expressed excitement in expectation to watch outstanding matches.
Part of the excitement is due to the opportunity to watch world football stars share the pitch to showcase their skills in Russia.
The tournament, which is comprised of 32 teams, is represented by five teams from Africa: Senegal, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.
Several African countries have been participating in the past tournaments but progressing to final stages has always been a challenge.
Belgium, Germany, Brazil, France and Spain are going in as favorites teams having won the title before except Belgium.
The opening much is between Russia, who qualified by default being the hosts, and Saudi Arabia today at Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow.
The tournament, which is comprised of 32 teams, will witness its finals on July 15.