FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony: Spectacular Light Work, Giant Mascots & Cultural Displays Amazed Billions Around The Globe

FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony

The FIFA World Cup 2022 kicked off in Qatar on Sunday as the world’s biggest sporting event took center stage. The glittering opening ceremony was held at Al Bayt Stadium Stadium in Al Khor, north of Qatar’s capital, Doha. The event kicked off with a cultural show with spectacular light work and music on display as large groups in costumes performed synchronized dance moves. Giant mascots of all previous world cups also graced the playing area as performers kept the audience engaged with their moves. Needless to say, the social media world took notice. We at Fashion Times Magazine bring you a complete rundown of the event.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony

La’eeb, an Arabic word meaning super-skilled player made an appearance. It is the official mascot of FIFA World Cup 2022

Former France defender Marcel Desailly paraded the World Cup trophy for the defending champions

ESPN senior writer Gab Marcotti was in attendance

Fireworks begin things off

South Korean pop sensation Jung Kook of BTS and Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi joined forces to sing “Dreamers.”

Summing it up

The 30-minute opening ceremony amazed the thousands in attendance and billions watching around the globe. The ceremony featured eight distinct parts, culminating with giant jerseys from all 32 participating nations, every mascot in FIFA World Cup history, including the Qatar 2022 version La’eeb, and a huge inflatable emblem.

Conceived as a joyous and contemporary one-of-a-kind spectacle with an important unifying message, the ceremony was produced by Executive Artistic Director, Ahmed Al Baker, CEO of Katara Studios, with support from Creative Director, Marco Balich, and Artistic Director, Anghela Alo. Qatar – which is home to 3 million people, mostly migrant workers – has spent more than $200 billion on improvements across the country for the tournament.

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