How To Watch The World Cup Opening Ceremony Live
The 2022 World FIFA Cup is finally kicking off today, and this article will show you how to watch the opening ceremony live.
Here’s a guide to what you can expect to see, and where to watch the opening ceremony.
Who is performing at the World Cup opening ceremony?
Perhaps the biggest star to be involved in the opening ceremony is singer Jungkook from the K-pop group BTS.
Also involved are the Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, J Balvin, Lil Baby, Nigerian singer-songwriter Patoranking, Kizz Daniel and Indian actress and dancer Nora Fatehi.
More noteworthy are some of the names who have declined the chance to take part in the ceremony. Dua Lipa and Rod Stewart both claimed publicly that they had refused to be involved over human rights issues.
When and where is the World Cup opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony for the World Cup will take place before the first match of the tournament, which sees hosts Qatar take on Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. The venue holds 60,000 people and is one of the grounds built specifically for the World Cup.
The game had previously been scheduled for November 21 but was eventually brought forward to allow the hosts to open the tournament.
A FIFA statement read: “The change ensures the continuity of a long-standing tradition of marking the start of the FIFA World Cup with an opening ceremony on the occasion of the first match featuring either the hosts or the defending champions.
“The decision followed an assessment of the competition and operational implications, as well as a thorough consultation process and an agreement with key stakeholders and the host country.”
Location: Al Khor, Qatar
The World Cup 2022 opening ceremony will commence on Sunday, November 20. The ceremony is expected to start at 2:30pm GMT (9:30am ET). It will be staged ahead of the opening game between Qatar and Ecuador, which kicks off at 4pm GMT (11am ET).