It’s here. It’s finally here. The World Cup returned in style on Thursday, and social media reacted accordingly.

Here are 10 of the best tweets from the opening Day of Russia 2018.

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Millions of people woke up in a good mood this morning…

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Many preparing to pay attention to nothing else for the next 32 days…

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Fans were excited, but not many were keen on the sound of the opening fixture…

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Historically, World Cup opening ceremonies have had, let’s say, mixed reviews. It’s safe to say this one divided opinion too…

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Fifa’s choice of headline act perplexed a few Twitter users…

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But it provided us with a some great memes so we were happy with it…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin officially welcome the crowd inside the Luzhniki Stadium to the tournament…

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US 2015 World Cup winner Meghan Klingenberg couldn’t contain her excitement…

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The opening fixture could possibly be described as “one for the World Cup purists”…

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But with it ending 5-0 to the hosts, Saudi Arabia’s leaky defence came under fire from fans and pundits alike…

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The World Cup has officially begun. One game down, 63 more to go.