Opening ceremony of FIFA 2022 World Cup begins in Qatar

The opening ceremony of Qatar FIFA 2022 World Cup kicked off today in Qatar; to be held for the first time in the Middle East and the Arab world.

World Cup winner in 1998 and retired legend French footballer, Marcel Desailly, lifted the World Cup trophy in front of the cheering fans ahead of the opening ceremony.

The Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani welcomed everyone at the World Cup tournament during his speech at the opening ceremony, wishing all teams an amazing performance and sportsmanship and a joyous time for everyone watching the tournament, praising everyone’s ability to put aside their indifferences and agree on what unites them.

He said at the opening ceremony, which began with Quran recitations, that “the opening ceremony has finally arrived this evening, and starting this evening and for the next 28 days we, along with the entire world, will be watching the greatest football festival, with people from all nationalities and beliefs gathering here in Qatar and on TV screens across all continents.”

Source: Palestine News and Information Agency