How to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony online HD? 

By: News Desk
Published: 02:53 PM, 17 Nov, 2022
How to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony online HD?
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FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony will take place on Nov 20, ahead of the opening Group A match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador. This World Cup is expected to be the most-watched event on the planet. 

As per the FIFA official website, the opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 pm PST (1400 GMT).

Opening ceremony venue

The opening ceremony will be held at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium located 40km north of Doha.

The stadium is named and designed after the tents used by nomads in the Gulf, the Al Bayt Stadium is the farthest venue from central Doha but also one of the biggest and has a retractable roof.

Artists Lineup 

FIFA are yet to announce a complete list of performers for the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony. However, South Korea's BTS announced Jungkook, one of seven members of the boy band, will perform at the ceremony.

The media reports suggest that Colombian pop star Shakira, the Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams and Nora Fatehi are among the possible artists to perform at the opening ceremony. 

On the other hand, British singer Dua Lipa denied a report that she was set to perform at the ceremony.

Singer Rod Stewart told The Times newspaper he had turned down an offer of over $1 million to perform in Qatar.

How to watch the World Cup online

FIFA matches can be watched within Qatar on Alkass TV channel. If you want to watch online, then FIFA Playstore Application, Youtube Channel and website are the most relevant platforms for it.  

FIFA, FIFPRO launch social media protection service 

To tackle discrimination and to protect the mental health and well-being of players, FIFA and FIFPRO – the worldwide representative organisation for professional footballers – are launching a social media protection service (SMPS) in advance of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022’, reads the statement issued by FIFA on  its official website. 

Through SMPS, all players from all 32 participating member associations at the FIFA World Cup will have access to a dedicated monitoring, reporting and moderation service designed to minimise visibility of hate speech aimed at them on social media and, therefore, protecting both players and their fans from online abuse during the tournament. 

 “FIFA is committed to provide the best possible conditions for players to perform to the best of their abilities. At the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, we are happy to launch a service that will help to protect players from the damaging effects that social media posts can cause to their mental health and well-being,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

FIFA President: Football Unites the World

FIFA President Gianni Infantino re-emphasised his earlier comments about the unique opportunity the upcoming FIFA World Cup presents: “My message is actually very simple, it's about football, and football unites the world,” the FIFA President said. 

“I also made a plea to the world leaders, in particular with regard to the war in Ukraine and Russia calling for a ceasefire for the duration of the FIFA World Cup at least.” 


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