Qatar World Cup Opening Ceremony: Watch, Live Stream BTS’s Korean Pop Star Jung Kook’s Performance, Show Start Time

It’s finally time for the World Cup. The biggest soccer tournament is ready to start with Qatar shelter the FIFA World Cup on Sunday 20 November. But before Qatar and Ecuador take the pitch, the opening ceremonies must begin. Not only will they showcase the best of the 32 countries participating in the tournament, but the opening ceremony will also feature musical performances, including an appearance by BTS member Jungkook. The popular boy band has confirmed that their member will be among the performers at the opening ceremony and will also be a part of the soundtrack.

Originally scheduled to start on November 21, the opening ceremony was moved a day earlier so hosts Qatar could start the tournament as is customary in the host nation, but the ceremony had to be at night for a fireworks display. planned. History will be made as not only is it the first winter World Cup, but Jungkook will also become the first Korean to perform at the World Cup opening ceremony.

Along with Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi, Jungkook will perform the World Cup anthem, “Dreamers.”

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how to look

  • Date: Sunday, November 20 | Weather: 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time
  • Location: Al Bayt Stadium — Al Khor, Qatar
  • TV: FS1 | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Free Trial)

Who else will act?

Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi will also perform at the opening ceremony. He is also a producer, model and human rights activist, as the organizers of the ceremony highlight a message of promoting dialogue on inclusion and diversity. Although, after the president of FIFA Gianni Infantino’s speech on Saturdaythat may be easier said than done.

“Today I feel Qatari, I feel Arab, I feel African, I feel gay, I feel disabled, I feel a migrant worker. Europeans and the Western world have taught us many lessons. I am European. Because of what we have been doing for 3,000 years across the world, we should apologize for the next 3,000 years before giving moral lessons,” Infantino said. “If Europe really cares about the fate of these people, it can create legal channels like Qatar did, where a number of these workers can come to work in Europe. Give them a future, some hope.”

Atlanta-based rapper Lil Baby has confirmed he’ll be performing at the World Cup on Twitter, but most of the opening ceremony performers will be surprises. Lil Baby won a Grammy for Best Melodic Rap Performance in 2022 for his feature on Kanye West’s Hurricane and has also been honored with an XXL Award, BET Awards and more. As the opening ceremony performance typically lasts about 30 minutes, there are likely to be other people joining the seven-act program.


Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect from the opening ceremony fireworks:

Declines and other performance rumors

according to reportsShakira, who has been a staple at the last few World Cups, was scheduled to perform but decided not to participate in the opening ceremony. Her song Waka Waka has a place in our memories of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Dua Lipa was also rumored to be involved, but she issued a statement on Instagram.

“There is currently a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the World Cup Opening Ceremony in Qatar. I will not be performing and I have not been involved in any negotiations to perform either,” Dua Lipa said of the performance. “I’ll be cheering England from afar and I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights promises it made when it won the right to host the World Cup.”

World Cup Schedule

After the tournament kicks off on Sunday, it will really go into full swing on Monday the 21st with three matches, including the USMNT facing Welsh at 2:00 p.m. For the USMNT schedule click hereand be sure to check out the Complete schedule of the World Cup also.

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