Qatar World Cup Opening Ceremony: Watch, live stream Korean pop star Jung Kook of BTS perform, start time
How to watch the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony
🔴✅WATCH📱💻►FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony Live
🔴✅WATCH📱💻►FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony Live
It'sfinally World Cup time. The greatest tournament in soccer is set to kick off with Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, November 20. But before Qatar and Ecuador take the pitch, the opening ceremonies need to commence. Not only will they showcase the best of the 32 countries taking part in the tournament, but the opening ceremony will also have musical performances including an appearance from BTS member Jungkook. The popular boyband has confirmed that their member will be among the performers at the opening ceremony and will also feature in the soundtrack.
Originally scheduled to kick off on Nov. 21, the opening ceremony was moved a day earlier so that hosts Qatar could start the tournament as is customary for the home nation but the ceremony needed to be at night for a planned fireworks display. History will be made as not only is this the first winter World Cup but Jungkook will also become the first Korean to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony.
Along with Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi, Jungkook will perform the World Cup anthem, "Dreamers.”
How to watch
Date: Sunday, Nov. 20 | Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
Location: Al Bayt Stadium -- Al Khor, Qatar
TV: FS1 | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Who else will perform?
Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi will also perform at the opening ceremony. He is also a producer, model and human rights activist as the ceremony organizers foreground a message of encouraging dialogue on inclusion and diversity. Though, after FIFA president Gianni Infantino's speech Saturday, that may be easier said than done.
"Today I feel Qatari, I feel Arab, I feel African, I feel gay, I feel disabled, I feel a migrant worker. We have been taught many lessons from Europeans and the Western world. I am European. For what we have been doing for 3,000 years around the world, we should be apologizing for the next 3,000 years before giving moral lessons," Infantino said. "If Europe really care about the destiny of these people, they can create legal channels as Qatar did where a number of these workers can come to Europe to work. Give them some future, some hope."
Atlanta-based rapper Lil Baby has confirmed that he will be performing at the World Cup on Twitter, but most of the opening ceremony performers will be surprises. Lil Baby won a Grammy for best melodic rap performance in 2022 for his feature on Hurricane by Kanye West and he has also been honored with an XXL award, BET awards, and others. As the opening ceremony performance is usually 30 minutes or so, there will likely be other people joining the seven act program.
Declines and other performance rumors
According to reports, Shakira who has been a staple in past World Cups was set to perform but has decided to not take part in the opening ceremony. Her song Waka Waka has a place in our memories from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Dua Lipa was also rumored to be involved but she released a statement on Instagram.
"There is currently a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the Opening Ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar. I will not be performing and nor have I been involved in any negotiation to perform," Dua Lipa said on performing. "I will be cheering England on from afar and I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights pledges it made when it won the right to host the World Cup."
On the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, FIFA have agreed a landmark deal to see the entire tournament broadcast for free across Brazil.
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be streamed live and for free on FIFA’s new digital platform, FIFA+.
All 64 matches of the competition will be available live and on a free basis to audiences in Brazil on the FIFA+ platform, produced in Portuguese and with local commentary and match analysis.
As part of the deal, Brazilian icon Ronaldo – one of the Seleção’s greatest ever players – will partner with FIFA+ to produce content across his multiplatform channel, Ronaldo TV.
It will feature exclusive interviews, Ronaldo reacting to matches, FIFA+ highlights from games, and cross promotion of FIFA+’s rich Portuguese language offering.
Twitch streamer Casimiro, meanwhile, will broadcast one match from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ daily, including all matches of the Brazilian national team, the semi-finals and the final. In total, 22 games will be shown live on his social and digital platforms.
LiveMode will also be responsible for the innovative broadcasts alongside FIFA+, the new streaming service which offers football fans access to live content, original programming, and the greatest audio-visual archive in sport.
Through this partnership, all parties will offer a unique and exciting alternative to traditional broadcasts, engaging the millions of young fans who follow Casimiro and want to experience the FIFA World Cup™ in a relaxed and irreverent way.
The FIFA World Cup™ is the most watched sports event on the planet. The previous edition, held in Russia in 2018, was watched by 3.5 billion people worldwide and FIFA is confident that the competition in Qatar will make an even bigger impact.
The first broadcast will be the opening ceremony and opening match between Qatar and Ecuador on 20 November and it will end with the final on 18 December. DSS
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