The ceremony will start at 7 p.m. Moscow time (16:00 GMT) with Fan Fest ambassadors, France legend Desailly and former Russia forward Aleksandr Kerzhakov, taking part.

"The fan zone is located on the square in front of Moscow State University's main building and will hold 25,000 people," head of Moscow's Sports and Tourism Department Nikolai Gulyayev said as quoted by the website.

The fan zone will start operating on a regular basis on the first day of this summer's tournament.

Russia will host its first World Cup from June 14 to July 15. The fixtures will be played at 12 stadiums across 11 cities, with a total of 12 matches, including the opener and the final, set to be held in Moscow at the Luzhniki and Spartak stadiums.