The Qatar World Cup kicks off with an extravagant ceremony

After a tortuous 12-year build-up dogged by off-field controversies, the primary World Cup within the Center East lastly started on Sunday night time with a flashy opening ceremony.

1000’s of followers packed the Al Bayt Stadium within the Qatari metropolis of Al Khor. 

They have been entertained by a prolonged firework show and performances from BTS band member, Jung Kook, and Hollywood star, Morgan Freeman.

Forward of the opening sport, Euronews spoke to English footballing legend Wayne Rooney on the Globe Soccer awards in Dubai. He had a transparent message for the gamers.

“Get pleasure from it, I believe it is a World Cup! It is an enormous honour, no matter nation you’re representing, to play in a World Cup and the necessary factor is you get pleasure from it. I am certain we’re all in for an ideal spectacle.”

Regardless of excessive hopes, Qatar misplaced the event’s opening match 2-0 to Ecuador on Sunday. 

They are going to now face powerful opponents within the type of Africa Cup of Nations champions, Senegal, and three-time finalists, the Netherlands.

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