Gary Lineker reveals tricky World Cup opener for England against hosts Russia (don't worry it's the rehearsal for Friday's draw)
England's World Cup opponents are to be revealed on Friday and Gareth Southgate's men will hope for an easier opening game than the rehearsal threw up.
Gary Lineker, who will be hosting the ceremony, tweeted a picture of the big screen showing England having been drawn alongside Russia.
That would be the first game of the tournament and the host nation would be a tricky prospect for any side with the weight of public support behind them.
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