The Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the father of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, appeared in a rare and historical video clip, in a distinctive shot that was the most prominent scene at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar presented a historic and impressive opening ceremony for the 22nd edition of the World Cup, which will run until December 18, 2022.

During the ceremony, which was hosted by Al-Bayt Stadium in the Al-Khor area, an old and rare video clip was broadcast of the father-prince playing football with a group of young men on a dirt field.

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Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa also appeared standing as a goalkeeper, and succeeded in preventing a shot from passing, while he was standing between two metal posts and a crossbar that was a string.

When the live broadcast returned to the stadium, Sheikh Hamad appeared laughing, and the features of happiness appeared on him, and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was at his father's side, as he presented him with the shirt he was wearing on that occasion, and asked for the father's signature on it.

Prince Tamim showed a great deal of respect for his father, as he went to him shortly after his arrival at Al-Bayt Stadium, and bowed in front of him kissing his hand.

The arrival of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of Football Associations, to Al Bayt Stadium

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Qatar won the honor of organizing the World Cup, FIFA Qatar 2022, in December 2010, during the era of the father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

The opening of the World Cup today came to culminate 12 years of efforts, and gives the Arab region the honor of hosting its first edition in the history of the World Cup tournaments.