In pictures: FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony in Qatar

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The most looked-forward-to event of the year, FIFA World Cup 2022 kickstarted on Sunday in an extravagant opening ceremony.

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The biggest football event kicked off at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Sunday with a cultural show before the special World Cup tracks were played.

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The fans at the venue enjoyed some magnificent light work with the great music at the tent-shape stadium, while they also caught a good glimpse at the coveted trophy.


French legend Marcel Desailly made an appearance with the trophy as he lifted it to show it to the enthusiastic attendees at the venue ahead of the ceremony. 

The live performances were headlined by K-Pop heartthrob Jungkook from the boys’ band BTS, who gave an enthralling performance on the ‘Dreamers’ track, accompanied by singer Fahad Al Kubaisi from Qatar.

La’eeb, the official mascot of Qatar World Cup 2022 made an appearance at Al-Bayt as well.

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American legend Morgan Freeman stole the show as he delivered an emotional message of unity via an amusing skit at the ceremony.

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