Whether you say soccer or football (or calcio), the World Cup starts today
The world's most anticipated sporting competition, FIFA's World Cup, starts today with a match between host country Russia and Saudi Arabia. The games will be played in 12 stadiums across Russia and will feature a brand-new soccer ball just for this tournament. Learn where they say "soccer" and where they say "football" in English. We'll know the champion of the month-long tournament on July 15. Plus, today's expression is "licking your chops."