Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will get underway at 01:00am tonight with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Moscow's 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium.

"We will certainly watch the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia tonight. This is the first game of the World Cup. We all will be watching," the 29-year-old defender told journalists.

Defending champions Germany will play their first game of the tournament against Mexico at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

"It is good that we will straight away play against such a strong opponent as Mexico. It will be an advantage for our team. We will play with full motivation," Boateng added.

The four-time World Cup winners will also play Sweden in Sochi on June 23 and South Korea in Kazan on June 27 in their Group F.