The waiting is over and it's time to get going.
Morocco and Iran do battle in Saint Petersburg knowing that this is a must-win match if either are to have any hope of qualifying from Group B.
Read RealSport's preview of Morocco vs Iran HERE.
Whilst Morocco missed out altogether in 2014, Iran did manage to pick up a point at the last World Cup against Nigeria, before running Argentina very close in Belo Horizonte.
With both sides fairly unknown to a mass global audience, there will be a certain level of intrigue once the two teams cross the white line on Friday.
Here are five things to look out for.