On November 16, 2022 local time, Doha, Qatar, the 3-day countdown to the 2022 Qatar World Cup, fans visited the night scene of Doha to commemorate.

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  Chinanews.com, Beijing, November 20th (Reporter Wang Hao) On the evening of the 20th Beijing time, the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar will be unveiled.

The opening ceremony of the World Cup is usually controlled to about 30 minutes, and this time is no exception.

However, the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar may bring a different viewing experience to audiences all over the world.

  Marco Balich, the creative director of the Qatar World Cup opening ceremony, revealed in an interview that there will be famous actors and artists participating in the opening ceremony.

Marko Balic has participated in the opening and closing ceremonies of many Olympic Games and has rich creative experience.

For the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar, he has been preparing for a year.

  Although Marko Balic did not disclose the specific content of the opening ceremony, he said that he would match the Olympic Games from the scene, "emphasizing that this is an event that created many firsts: the first time it was held in winter; the first time Held in Arab countries, with eight stadiums surrounding a city at the same time."

With the World Cup in Qatar approaching, the mascot of this World Cup can be seen everywhere in the streets and alleys of Doha: Raib, which means highly skilled players in Arabic.

  So many firsts, what kind of surprises will they turn into?

It will be revealed shortly.

Perhaps the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar will become another classic, just like the opening ceremonies of the World Cup that are deeply in the memory of fans in the past years.

1990 World Cup in Italy

  It was an opening ceremony that would go down in World Cup history.

When Giorgi Moroder and Gina Nannini sang the theme song "Italian Summer" at the opening ceremony, this melodious and exciting song combined the charming sea breeze on the Apennine Peninsula with football In the name of sending to the world.

  Accompanied by the singing, the fashionable Italians turned the stadium into a runway, and the models in different costumes showed the perfect fusion of football, art and fashion.

All elements meet to create a classic.

Whenever that familiar melody sounds, people will always recall the fading summer and the faces of those heroes on the court.

A screenshot of the video material of the opening ceremony of the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

1994 US World Cup

  As one of the countries with the most developed entertainment industry in the world, the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994. The opening ceremony had a strong Hollywood style, and many big-name stars in the American entertainment industry gathered together in a lively and grand manner.

  The accident in the opening ceremony was equally impressive. After the female singer Diana Ross finished singing, according to the rehearsal plan, she was going to kick the ball into the goal from the penalty spot.

Unexpectedly, in the official performance, facing the wide goal and the goalkeeper who was just pretending, Rose kicked the ball wide. At this moment, the goal suddenly split in two from the middle of the crossbar and collapsed.

2002 Korea-Japan World Cup

  The Korea-Japan World Cup is the first time in the history of the Football World Cup to come to Asia, and the natural style is different from previous ones.

During the opening ceremony performance, an ink painting symbolizing peace and a large "Peace Bell" were erected in the center of the venue, and the sound of the peace bell was transmitted to every corner of the world through radio waves.

LCD screens appear on the "Bell of Peace", which integrates high technology and art.

  The climax of the opening ceremony began with the children's chorus. More than 4,600 children dreaming of peace and performers sang "Sangam Arirang" based on the traditional Korean folk song "Arirang".

The opening ceremony with the theme "From the East" made football audiences all over the world feel the charm of oriental culture.

Data map: Mandela.

2010 South Africa World Cup

  Regarding the opening ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa, the most discussed is "Nelson Mandela".

Before the official opening of this World Cup, people are looking forward to the appearance of Mandela, the former president of South Africa and the leader of the black movement.

At that time, Mandela was already 91 years old, and the song "Hope", which he wrote the lyrics himself, was also highly anticipated.

  But unfortunately, before the opening ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa, Mandela's great-granddaughter died unexpectedly, and Mandela failed to make an appearance at the opening ceremony.

During the performance, when singer Dimasi Molloy sang "Hope", a huge image of Mandela appeared on the big screen.

  The regret of the opening ceremony was made up for in the closing ceremony. At the end of the closing ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa, Mandela circled the stadium by car, which became one of the classic scenes of the World Cup.

Russia World Cup opening ceremony.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Mao Jianjun

2018 Russia World Cup

  Although the national football team failed to participate in the World Cup in Russia, the appearance of Chinese elements at the opening ceremony also made Chinese fans excited.

  There are 6 small flag bearers from Danzhai County, Guizhou, China for the World Cup in Russia. This is the first time that a Chinese flag bearer has appeared in the opening ceremony of the World Cup in its nearly 90-year history.

That night, they escorted the FIFA flag and were the first to set foot on the Luzhniki Stadium.

  The six flag bearers for the opening ceremony are all from the same country, the same province, and the same county. This historical moment will also be written into the history of the World Cup.

In addition to the small Chinese flag bearers, 12 small Chinese caddies also entered the field together with Russian players.

  Looking back at history, the hosts of each World Cup strive to show their own country's cultural characteristics and enthusiasm for football at the opening ceremony.

The footsteps of the Qatar World Cup are getting closer and closer. What is the opening ceremony of the so-called Olympic Games?

The whole world is looking forward to it together!

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