WHEN WILL THE OPENING CEREMONY TAKE PLACE?

     WHEN WILL THE OPENING CEREMONY TAKE PLACE?

Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – A drone show with the World Cup trophy on display is seen above the skyline of Doha, Qatar – November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the opening ceremony that will take place ahead of the Nov. 20-Dec. 18 World Cup in Qatar:

WHEN WILL THE OPENING CEREMONY TAKE PLACE?

* The opening ceremony of the World Cup will take place on Nov. 20, ahead of the opening Group A match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.

* The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1400 GMT.

* Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso said he will not attend his nation’s high-profile opening match against Qatar, citing domestic unrest.

WHERE WILL THE OPENING CEREMONY TAKE PLACE?

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

* 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.

WHO WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY?

* FIFA are yet to announce a full list of performers for the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony.

* South Korea’s BTS said Jungkook, one of seven members of the boy band, will perform at the ceremony.


WHEN WILL THE OPENING CEREMONY TAKE PLACE?

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