By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 14, 2018: It’s officially the kick-off of the 2018 World Cup today, June 14, 2018 and a Caribbean roots singer will be in the house today, helping open the mega, global event.
Haitian-American singer and Miami native, Jason Derulo, is set to serenade soccer fans at the opening of the World Cup today.
The ‘Tip Toe’ hitmaker will perform the tournament’s anthem ‘Colors’ as the competition kicks off in Russia.
Derulo says he is relishing the chance to hit back at Donald Trump with his ditty, as his parents are Haitians.
“I am going to Russia and it’s a song about unity, togetherness and celebrating where you are from,” said the star. ‘I am proud of my roots.”
After the US president allegedly dubbed the Caribbean isle a s***hole, Derulo said: “Trump said some crazy remarks about my home country and I sent a tweet out to him. ‘My country is a very beautiful place.’”
HOW TO WATCH
Even though there are no Caribbean teams in the tourney in Russia, there is definitely a lot of Latin American teams for Caribbean soccer fans to throw their support behind.
Here’s how you can watch the 2018 World Cup which will run through July 15th.
Since Russia is seven hours ahead of Eastern Time, many of the matches will be held around midday in the U.S. Here’s how you can watch all the matches:
- On TV, the games will be on either Fox or Fox Sports 1. In Spanish, you can watch the matches on both Telemundo and NBC Universo.
- Online you can stream the games live via FoxSports.com and TelemundoDeportes.com.
- You can also pay for a subscription to Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Fubo or Sony’s PlayStation Vue service – all of which include some or all of the World Cup’s U.S. carriers.
- If you’re watching on a mobile device, you can use iPhone and Android apps for Fox Sports, Fox Soccer Match Pass, or Telemundo Deportes en Vivo.
- For international and other online options, you can also review the Reddit page for Soccer Streams.
Russia plays Saudi Arabia today, Thursday, June 14, at 11 a.m. ET. The tournament then switches to a higher gear, holding three matches daily for the first 10 days. Then it ramps up to four matches daily from June 25-28 – the final days of the group phase.
The knock-out phase begins on June 30th, with the Round of 16. The semi-finals are set for July 10th and 11th at 2 p.m. ET with the finals scheduled for July 15th at 11 a.m. ET.
See the full schedule here.