The opening ceremony of the Qatar World Cup 2022 will take place on Sunday, before the opening Group A match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.

Qatar World Cup 2022 : Opening ceremony | Watch

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is an association football tournament, contested by the men’s national teams of FIFA’s member associations and the 22nd FIFA World Cup. It will take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022.

Qatar World Cup 2022 : Opening ceremony | Watch

This will be the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world, and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

The tournament will be the last with 32 participating teams, as the field will increase to 48 teams for the 2026 tournament.

Matches at the event will be played in eight venues across five cities. France are the defending champions, having defeated Croatia 4–2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final

Qatar world cup 2022 opening ceremony 

The super carnival of football is about to begin in Qatar and fans around the world are excited for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Qatar World Cup 2022 : Opening ceremony | Watch

With 32 teams participating in this mega event, the World Cup is all set to give billions of fans across the world many memories to cherish.

The opening ceremony will be held before the Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador. It will take place at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium.

The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 14:00 GMT (19:30 IST).

Although the official list of the performers is yet to be out, it is believed that a few mega names will still grace the occasion with their performances.

As reported by the Telegraph, the Black-Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, and Nora Fatehi are set to perform while the global star Shakira, who sang the official song of the 2010 World Cup, will also be there.

Qatar World Cup 2022 : Opening ceremony | Watch

Other than them, Jungkook, one of seven members of the South Korean boy band, BTS is said to be performing as well.


The FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony will be telecast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India while live streaming will be available on the Jio Cinema app and website for free.

Qatar World Cup 2022 : Opening ceremony | Watch

Also The opening ceremony of the FIFA World up 2022 will be available in the following channels across the World:

  •  India: Sports18, Sports18 HD and Jio Cinema
  •  UK: BBC One
  •  USA: FOX, Telemundo, fuboTV
  •  Canada: CTV, TSN, RDS
  •  Australia: SBS

Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino gave speeches at the opening ceremony.

By Rishabh

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