7 paragraphs in the opening ceremony embody the dream of the World Cup

  • Dancers perform during the opening ceremony at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha.


  • Mascot of the Qatar World Cup 2022 (Laeeb) during the opening ceremony.



  • Display of flags during the opening ceremony before the start of the first matches of the World Cup.


  • Dancers perform a show expressing the Qatari and Gulf heritage during the opening ceremony.


  • The opening ceremony witnessed impressive artistic performances that blended different cultures.


  • American actor Morgan Freeman (left) sits on stage next to FIFA World Cup Ambassador Ghanim Al-Moftah at the opening ceremony.



Al-Bayt Stadium in the Qatari capital, Doha, witnessed the opening of the 2022 World Cup in a dazzling ceremony embraced by the stadium, which was inspired by the traditional Bedouin tent, for the first edition of the FIFA World Cup finals in the Middle East and the Arab world. The most important title in the "round witch" competitions.

The 30-minute ceremony sent messages that the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) announced to focus on in the global event, which is the call for dialogue on diversity and inclusiveness.

“FIFA” said in a statement before the start of the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador that “the theme of the opening ceremony revolves around the rapprochement of all human beings, overcoming differences through humanity, respect and inclusiveness.

Football allows us to gather as one tribe, and the globe is the tent in which we all live.

The opening ceremony witnessed the participation of South Korean pop singer Jung Kook, a member of BTS, and Qatari singer Fahd Al Kubaisi, who performed the song "Dreamers", which is part of the official album of the Qatar World Cup.

The program of the opening ceremony included seven paragraphs, performed by international artists, as the paragraphs mixed Qatari and Gulf traditions and global culture, in addition to celebrating the participating teams, the previous host countries of the World Cup, and the tournament volunteers.

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