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.
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