FIFA world cup 2022 will start on November 20; the first match will be between Qatar vs. Ecuador. However, before playing the first match, the FIFA world cup 2022 opening ceremony was held.
The Qatar Football Association asked FIFA to start the world cup one day earlier than initially scheduled to allow the opening ceremony planners more time to display the activities.
In this article, we discuss which things we expect from FIFA in the world cup opening ceremony.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony Date & Time
The opening ceremony for the World Cup 2022 will take place one hour before the first game. Around 17:00 local time, 16:00 CET, and 15:00 UK time, the opening ceremony show will begin. FIFA has ordered that the opening ceremony be telecast on all major TV networks, streaming services, and mobile apps in addition to traditional TV.
- Opening Day: November 20, 2022, on a Friday.
- Coverage: FIFA will broadcast it on its own YouTube account and other tv or stream channels.
- Time:17:00 local time, 16:00 CET, and 15:00 UK time.
Where to Watch World Cup Opening Ceremony?
The world cup coverage on all major TV networks will begin at least one hour before the opening ceremony. The Qatari government followed the same strategy as the previous world cups when a Marquee global musician was asked to perform for the opening ceremony.
Although local singers and artists have been confirmed, FIFA and the Qatari Football Association have not yet decided if any overseas artists will participate in the event.
Where Will The Opening Ceremony Take Place?
The opening ceremony will occur at the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Arena, 40 kilometers north of Doha. The most remote stadium is the Al Bayt Stadium, which is also one of the biggest and has a flat top. It was called and constructed in the style of the tents worn by Gulf nomads.
Who Will Perform In the Opening Ceremony 2022?
The artists for the opening ceremony have not yet been listed in their total by FIFA. However, one of the boy band’s seven members, South Korean musician Jungkook of BTS, declared he would perform a song titled “Dreamers” at the ceremony.
According to the different sources, more prospective artists for the opening ceremony include Robbie Williams, Nora Fatehi, and The Black Eyed Peas.
In a clip from an interview with Italy’s Il Venard di Repubblica that would be released the month later, Williams stated that declining to perform in Qatar would be “hypocritical” of him.
There was speculation that British musician Dua Lipa would perform. However, according to many Spanish media reports, Shakira was not expected to perform.
Singer Rod Stewart was quoted by The Times as stating he turned down a performance in Qatar for “over $1 million.”
Who Performed Other World Cups?
The 2010 World Cup included Shakira; the 2014 World Cup had Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull.
Williams, a British pop singer, and Aida Garifullina, a Russian soprano, performed at the Moscow in FifaWorld Cup 2018 inauguration ceremony.
Gianni Infantino, the head of FIFA, and Vladimir Putin, the governor of Russia, both spoke at the opening ceremony.