With less than a week to the Qatar World Cup, here is what you need to know about the opening ceremony that will take place in November 20-December 18 in Qatar.
In all world cups, opening ceremonies are the ‘Mega Events’, as they show the beginning of the world cup.
This year’s, ceremony will take place on November 20 ahead of the opening group A match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1400 GMT, though the original plan was the ceremony to be held before the first game on November 21, but it would have created unusual situation of the two games being held before it.
Additionally, the ceremony will be held at the 60,000 -capacity Al Bayt Stadium located north of Doha.
The Al Bayt Stadium, named and designed after the tents used by nomads in the gulf. Is the farthest venue from central Doha but also one of the biggest and has a retractable roof.
FIFA is yet to announce a full list of the artists performing.
The one mentioned is South Korea’s BTS Jungkook, one of the members of the boy band will perform in the ceremony.
Other performing act include: Patoranking, Omar Montes, Miami Band, Clean Bandit and Shawn Paul.
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