The opening ceremony kicked off with a promotional video narrated by Hollywood superstar Morgan Freeman.
The American actor and Qatari Youtuber Ghanim Al Muftah then featured in a dialogue on stage that was followed by the Chant of Nation showcasing Ardha dancers in their white dresses while displaying amazing swordplay.
Professional dancers and volunteers were up before the white mascot La'eeb started floating in the stadium.
BTS singer Jungkook then took the stage singing the World Cup song, Dreamers. He was joined by Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubais.
The performance culminated with lots of flag waving, each team's giant jerseys on display, and a World Cup inflatable emblem at the centre of the field.
The ceremony ended literally with a bang as the stadium lit up with an amazing display of fireworks.
Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Senegalese President Macky Sall, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, as well as the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, were in attendance ahead of the first match between the hosts Qatar and Ecuador in the tent-shaped Al Bayt Stadium.
The FIFA World Cup takes place from 20 November to 18 December 2022 in Qatar with 32 national teams participating. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East.
The injury bug bit several key players for defending world champions France. Brazil is looking to add a sixth trophy to its collection while Argentina is eyeing a crowning glory on the international stage for superstar Lionel Messi.
Elon Musk's Neuralink Seeks , Approval to Begin Human Trials.On November 30, Elon Musk said that his Neuralink brain chip will begin human trials sometime in the next six months.'The Guardian' reports that Musk made the announcement at a presentation for his company, Neuralink.'The Guardian' reports that Musk made the announcement at a presentation for his company, Neuralink.Musk also said that he plans on getting one of the chips installed himself.We want to be extremely careful and certain that it will work well before putting a device into a human, Elon Musk, via 'The Guardian'.According to Neuralink, the technology could be used to restore a person's vision or return "full body functionality" to someone with a severed spinal cord. .'The Guardian' points out that Neuralink does not yet have approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell the device.'The Guardian' points out that Neuralink does not yet have approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to sell the device.However, Musk said that most of the paperwork seeking approval has been submitted to the FDA.The progress at first, particularly as it applies to humans, will seem perhaps agonizingly slow, but we are doing all of the things to bring it to scale in parallel, Elon Musk, via 'The Guardian'.So, in theory, progress should be exponential, Elon Musk, via 'The Guardian'.So, in theory, progress should be exponential, Elon Musk, via 'The Guardian'.Currently, Neuralink is continuing with animal trials while it awaits approval to begin testing its device on humans
Princess Anne attends an official ceremony which sees Bangor in County Down formally receive city status. During the event, the Princess Royal unveils and views the letters patent and delivers a speech whereby she congratulates the city. Bangor was one of eight towns that had been awarded city status in May after a competition to mark the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
ONLY in Britain could you have a sketch like the “Class System”. You know the one, upper class John Cleese looking down on middle class Ronnie Barker, who in turn looks down on working class Ronnie Corbett (“I know my place”).
Officials in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson announced on Saturday they would help citizens evacuate from parts of Russian-occupied territory on the east bank of the Dnipro River amid fears of intensified fighting. Yaroslav Yanushevych, the regional governor, said officials were temporarily lifting a ban on crossings to allow Ukrainians living in villages across the river to traverse the Dnipro during daylight hours and to a designated point. "Evacuation is necessary due to the possible intensification of hostilities in this area," he wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian Friday in the occupied West Bank, in an incident described by the force as a stabbing and by a Palestinian official as a quarrel. Israeli police said its border guards were approached by several suspects in the town of Huwara when one "pulled out a knife and stabbed one of them".The guards "responded by shooting one suspect and neutralising him," police said in a statement, before confirming to AFP the Palestinian was killed.There are regular patrols by Isr
SHAME on you, television, for that whole Matt Hancock, I’m a Celebrity carry-on. You let us down, you let yourself down, and you made a shedload of money. Normally I would say nothing could erase the stain of your disgrace, but here comes Simon Schama’s History of Now (BBC2, Sunday).
A group of Australian MPs will leave Sunday for a five-day visit to Taiwan, a spokesman for one of the politicians said Saturday, risking China's ire just as Beijing-Canberra relations appeared to be thawing.