2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar

November, 20/2022 - 23:31
The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off yesterday with BTS star Jungkook performing a new single in an opening ceremony built on a message of inclusion and diversity.

 

Fireworks are seen outside the Al Bayt Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup in Al Khor, Qatar yesterday. Xinhua/VNA Photo

AL KHOR — The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off yesterday with BTS star Jungkook performing a new single in an opening ceremony built on a message of inclusion and diversity.

Jungkook, a member of the award-winning K-pop group, performed the song "Dreamers" with Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, some 50 kilometers north of Doha.

"Dreamers," produced by Grammy Award winner RedOne at Katara Studios in Doha, is the latest single off the official World Cup soundtrack and is a celebration of "those who boldly follow their goals and dare to dream," FIFA said.

Morgan Freeman at the World Cup opening ceremony. XINHUA Photo

The 30-minute, seven-act show, which also featured American actor Morgan Freeman and hundreds of other performers, paid tribute to all 32 participating nations, previous World Cup hosts and volunteers.

Jungkook's show set the scene for the opening match in Group A between the host country Qatar and Ecuador. YONHAP

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