FIFA World Cup 2022: BTS’ Jung Kook, Morgan Freeman Steal Show In Opening Ceremony As Tournament Begins | Watch

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremony: The non-stop football action for almost a month-long period commenced today, November 20, 2022, with 32 teams in the race. Meanwhile, the opening ceremony began with a wonderful performance by Junk Kook.

FIFA World Cup 2022: BTS’ Jung Kook, Morgan Freeman Steal Show In Opening Ceremony As Tournament Begins | Watch
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WITH 32 teams eyeing glory in the quadrennial extravaganza event of football, FIFA World Cup 2022 kicks off with an opening ceremony at Al Bayt Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The event started with cultural programs featuring the rich history of the gulf nation.

With Qatar being the host, it will be the first time that a Middle East country is hosting the event. Meanwhile, it is also the first time the World Cup is being held outside the typical June-July window, to avoid the desert heat during the summer in Qatar.

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The event witnessed an amazing performance by BTS' singer Junk Kook, who also is the first Asian musician to perform the official anthem of the FIFA World Cup. He was dressed in all black. His performance was followed by Morgan Freeman's opening with Ghanim Muftah. Apart from these two, Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi also performed at the event.

Meanwhile, the 64 matches of the tournament will be hosted in eight stadiums across Qatar.

Qatar and Ecuador will lock horns in the campaign opener from 9:30 PM IST onwards. Matches throughout the tournament will take place at 12:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 9:30 PM IST as well and will be broadcasted live on Sports 18.

Earlier, Vice President of India Jagdeep Dhankhar also arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha to represent the country in the opening ceremony on Sunday. Dhankar is on a two-day visit to Qatar at the invitation of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

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