FIFA World Cup 2022 will begin on 20th November 2022 with what promising to be a glittering Opening Ceremony scheduled to take place before the first match of the tournament between hots Qatar and Ecuador. The reason Qatar FA requested FIFA to move the world cup starting date a day before the the one planned, is solely based on giving opening ceremony organizers premium time to showcase the performances. We walk you through what to expect in the opening ceremony of 2022 FIFA World Cup.
World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony Date & Start Time:
Qatar has promised an absolute stunning opening ceremony for the 2022 World Cup which will take place 1 hour before the opening game on 20th November 2022. Opening Ceremony show will be starting at around 17:00 local / 16:00 CET / 15:00 uk time. FIFA has obliged all major TV network and streaming platforms to broadcast the opening ceremony both traditional TV and via online streams and mobile apps.
- Opening Ceremony Date: Friday, 20th November 2022
- Start Time: 17:00 Local / 16:00 CET / 15:00 uk time
- Coverage: Every TV network who has the rights is obliged to show the opening ceremony. FIFA also will stream it on their official youtube channel.
How To Watch FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Live Streams ?
All major TV networks will start their world cup coverage at least 1 hour before the opening ceremony which will be a 30 minute show. Just like the last few world cups where a Marquee international artist is invited to perform in the opening ceremony, Qatar authorities are going the same route.
According to rumors, BTS boy band from South Korea are in talks to perform at the world cup while Shakira is also another possibility. FIFA and Qatar FA has yet to release information if there will be any international artists performing in the ceremony however local artists and performers have been confirmed.
See Also: How To Stream World Cup Online
What can we expect in Opening Ceremony ?
In the 30 minutes show, we will see couple of song performances by international stars. (BTS, Shakira and Dua Lipa are rumored to be performers at the big evevent). Apart from international starts, local cultural showcase with over 300 performers and fireworks are planned for the opening ceremony.
Over the last few world cups, Opening Ceremonies have taken center stage on the opining day. From Shakira in 2010 World cup, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull in 2014 World Cup and recently Robbie Williams in 2018 World Cup in russia. FIFA want to make the opening ceremony like the SuperBowl halftime show.