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Qatar World Cup 2022 kicks off

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Published: 21:33, 20 November 2022   Update: 22:05, 20 November 2022
Qatar World Cup 2022 kicks off

The FIFA World Cup, has kicked off with a glittering ceremony in Qatar, marking the first world cup in the Middle East.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Than inaugurated the event at Al Bayt Stadium before the first match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday (November 20).

Organizers say the seven-act narration is guided by “a strong visual concept, a bespoke musical project and world-class talents, interlacing Qatari tradition with worldwide culture”.

Hollywood star Morgan Freeman delivers a message of hope, unity and tolerance at the start of the ceremony, as hundreds of dancers and musicians take to the stage.

Football fans were given a special treat as BTS star Jung Kook performed in the ceremony. Jung Kook performed with the official World Cup song Dreamers with Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi.

The event was produced on a nostalgic take on the previous World Cups, with even songs like K'naan's Wavin' Flag in the background. With the opener done, hosts Qatar fae Ecuador in the tournament opener.

Agencies

Dhaka/Nasim