2022 FIFA World Cup: Opening Ceremony & Match
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup which is scheduled to take place in Qatar. It is being held in Qatar for the first time, making this tournament one of the few major sports events that have not been staged in Europe (the only other ones are the Olympic Games).
The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm IST.
FIFA 2022: Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony will take place on 20 November 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium in Doha. The event will be hosted by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The host country is expected to display its ability to host large-scale events through this special showcase for FIFA 2022.
This is the second time that FIFA World Cup in Asia. Previously, it was co-hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002.
Who All are performing at FIFA 2022?
Light The Sky is the fourth release from the multi-song FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack.
South Korea’s BTS said Jungkook, one of seven members of the boy band, will perform at the ceremony.
He has got a massive fan base around the world. Other rumored artists are Robbie Williams and Shakira, Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi and nothing is confirmed yet about their participation in the opening ceremony of FIFA 2022.
2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums and Groups
FIFA 2022 Stadiums in Qatar
To host 32 teams in 64 matches, 8 stadiums are ready to take on the world most loved sport.
Stadiums: Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium and Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan and Stadium 974 and Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.
Al Bayt Stadium,Khalifa International Stadium,
Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad bin Ali Stadium
|Groups A, B, E and F|
Lusail Iconic Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium,
Al Janoub Stadium
|Groups C, D, G and H|
FIFA 2022 Groups and Teams
|Group A||Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands.|
|Group B||England, Iran, USA, Wales.|
|Group C||Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland.|
|Group D||France, Australia, Denmark, and Tunisia.|
|Group E||Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, and Japan.|
|Group F||Belgium, Canada, Morocco, and Croatia.|
|Group G||Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon.|
|Group H||Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea.|
FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony: Where to Watch Live in India and Key Dates?
You can watch the opening ceremony on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India. If you are not a subscriber of these channels, buy from your respective DTH providers. For live-streaming, get the Jio Cinema app installed if you have not yet and website for free.
Jio is offering the content in five languages – English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.
FIFA Worl Cup 2022 Schedule: Key Dates
- Group matches: November 20 – December 2
- Round of 16: December 3 – 6
- Rest days: December 7 – 8
- Quarterfinals: December 9 – 10
- Semifinals: December 13 – 14
- Third-place playoff: December 17
- Final: December 18
2022 FIFA: Opening Match Teams
Qatar’s World Cup Squad
Saad Al Sheeb
Ismail Muhammad Homam Ahmed
Salem Al Hajri
Karim Boudiaf Abdulaziz Hatem
Naif Al Hadhrami
Ecuador World Cup Squad
Robert Arboleda, Felix Torres