Right, we are wrapping up this evening's/morning's proceedings. A cracking match between Portugal and Spain has lit up this World Cup.
On Saturday it is the task of France v Australia (2pm), Argentina v Iceland (5pm), Denmark v Peru (8pm) and Croatia v Nigeria (11pm) to match that.
Four games. In a day. What a feast of football.
Join us for all the goals and drama.
12.00am - Honours end even
So, it ends 3-3 on the night between Spain and Portugal. A great game and one that will be remembered for Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick.
It is actually a good result for Morocco too. Their defeat too Iran is not quite so devastating as they know if they can beat either Spain or Portugal in those remaining two games they still have a shot at the last 16.
On the basis of tonight, however, doing that will be easier said than done.
11.45pm - Hat-trick from Ronaldo
Hat-trick at a World Cup. That is another one off the bucket list for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real Madrid forward may well have just earned Portugal a share of the spoils as he curls a free-kick past a stranded David de Gea to make it 3-3.
Spain have been the better side but Ronaldo has been, well Ronaldo.
OH MY.@Cristiano completes his hat-trick with an incredible free-kick!
So, after the heartbreak for Egypt can Morocco give African football fans something to smile about?
It is Morocco's first appearance at a World Cup in 20 years and given the other two teams in Group B are Spain and Portugal, this is realistically a must-win for both sides in this clash in St Petersburg.
Gary Meenaghan is in St Petersburg for The National this evening to watch the Group B game between Morocco and Iran.
Getting there proved harder then expected as he recounts on social media.
So, my train ticket says I depart from “Oktiabrskaia Station”, yet the Fifa Free Trains site calls it “Passazhirskaya Station”, which is apparently more commonly known as “Leningradsky Station”. (Unsurprisingly, came within a whisker of missing it.) #WorldCup
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has trained with England for the first time since arriving in Russia.
The 20 year old has been struggling with a knee complaint but he was a full participant in training on Friday as Gareth Southgate's squad prepare for Monday's opening game with Tunisia.
Check out a gallery of England's training session below.
1.40pm - '5 per cent' effort from Saudi Arabia
The recriminations are already beginning into Saudi Arabia's 5-0 loss to Russia in the opening game of the World Cup in Moscow.
Turki Al Sheikh, the head of Saudi Arabia’s sports authority, has been highly critical of Juan Antonio Pizzi's side. He accused the players on social media of giving only "5 per cent" effort in the country's first appearance at a World Cup since 2006.
The delight of the World Cup is you wait what seems an age for things to begin and then once they do it is a case of games galore.
There are three on Friday and then another three on Saturday. What will be special on Saturday will be it is Iceland's first game at a World Cup and they go up against two-time world champions Argentina in Group D.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson, the Burnley midfielder, talked to Richard Jolly about his country's rise to qualifying for major football tournaments. He spoke about the prospect of facing Lionel Messi and how that will not faze him or his teammates, given they dealt well with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in their opening game at Euro 2016.
“The first game in the Euros, we played [Cristiano] Ronaldo, this time it’s going to be [Lionel] Messi,” Gudmundsson said.
“We kept Ronaldo quite quiet so hopefully we can do the same against Messi.” The gameplan, he guessed, would be to “probably have a few players run after him the whole game, just mark this guy”.
Uruguay will look to Barcelona's Luis Suarez for inspiration in Russia.
It would not be unfair to say the striker has something of a dark history at the World Cup.
Sent home by Fifa in disgrace in 2014 for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, this came after in 2010 he had been red carded for the hand-ball on the goalline against Ghana, an incident that kept his side in the tournament but highlighted his ruthless nature.
Ian Hawkey has analysed what we can expect from the former Liverpool man this time around and whether he has matured as teammates past and present insist he has. The story can be found here.
10.30am - Egypt's wait almost over
You have to back to June 21 1990, in Cagliari, Italy, for the last time that Egypt played at a World Cup.
That night they lost 1-0 to an England side including Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker and John Barnes.
The wait ends at 4pm UAE time on Friday in Yekaterinburg as they take on Uruguay.
Ahead of the game, John McAuley spoke to Ahmed Elmohamady, the Aston Villa defender, to find out what it means to him and his teammates to be representing Egypt at a World Cup. You can read the interview here.
9.30am - Day 2 is here
Good morning. World Cup 2018 is a go and it was certainly worth the wait for Russia as the hosts beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game on Thursday in Moscow.