FIFA World Cup 2022: When is the opening ceremony and who is performing | Football News

Here’s what you need to know about Opening ceremony of the World Cup from November 20 to December 18 at Cata:
The opening ceremony of the World Cup will take place on Sunday, before the opening match of Group A between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1400 GMT (1930 IST).
The original plan was for the opening ceremony to be held before Qatar’s first match on Monday, which would have created an unusual situation as the two matches were held before that. Qatar’s opening match was then rescheduled for a day.
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has said he will not attend his country’s high-profile opening match, citing instability in the country.
WHERE will the OPENING take place?
The opening ceremony will take place at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium, 40 kilometers (25 miles) north. Doha.
Named and designed after the tents used by the nomads of the Gulf, Al Bayt Stadium is the furthest from central Doha but also one of the largest and covered with a canopy. collectable.
FIFA The full list of performers for the opening ceremony has not yet been released.
South Korea’s BTS said Jungkook, one of the seven members of the boy band, will perform a track titled “Dreamers” at the ceremony.
According to the Telegraph, others who may perform at the opening ceremony include Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams and Nora Fatehi.
In an excerpt of an interview with Italy’s Il Venerdì di Repubblica to be published next month, Williams said it would be “hypocritical” if he did not perform in Qatar.
British singer Dua Lipa denied reports that she was about to perform. Some Spanish media reported that Shakira would also not perform.
Singer Rod Stewart told the Times he turned down an offer of “more than $1 million” to perform in Qatar.
The 2018 World Cup in Russia opened with a ceremony in Moscow led by British pop star Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivered speeches at that opening ceremony.


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