So far, the World Cup has been nothing short of spectacular, beating all expectations. When it kicked off on November 20, 2022, with a glamorous opening ceremony, one of the best in the 92-year history of the tournament, this was a signal of the excitement, the shock, and the iconic moments to follow.
Here are four reasons why this World Cup has become iconic; one for the history books:
Qatar fans in celebratory mode after losing
Shortly after an energetic opening ceremony that featured Hollywood great Morgan Freeman and South Korean pop star Jung Kook, FIFA president Gianni Infantino declared, “let the show begin.” However, Qatar made history as the first World Cup Host to lose an opening after Enner Valencia netted twice.
However, the atmosphere didn’t change in the Al Bayt Stadium as the Qataris cheered their team on. It was their first World Cup, and no 2-0 defeat could not dim their joy.
Public holidays for the Saudis after historic win over Messi’s Argentina
In what can be considered one of the most historic moments in football history, the Saudi Arabian team pulled a dramatic 2-1 win against Messi-led Argentine team that shocked the world.
To allow fans who celebrated deep into Tuesday’s night after the match, Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, announced a snap public holiday. He also rewarded all football players with the latest edition of the Rolls Royce after the historic win.
Japan’s late iconic comeback marvelled the Germans
An early lead from Germany on Wednesday, 23 November, 2022, wasn’t surprising as fans consider the team one of the favourites to win the tournament. But the Japanese team was about to shock the football world. Within 8 minutes in the second half, Japan netted two goals that caused fans in the Khalifa International Stadium to erupt into a mix of celebration and surprise.
Son of Liberian President scores for the US
The son of the Liberian President, Timothy Weah, lived his father’s dream when he scored for the US team on his World Cup debut against Wales.
A former footballer who played for PSG and AC Milian, President George Weah is the first African footballer to win the Ballon d’Or in 1995 but never achieved his dream of playing in the World Cup.
After the match, President Weah took his son to dinner to celebrate his World Cup debut and goal.
The games continue on all the dedicated SuperSport Channels. The World Cup Central DStv channel 202 airs live matches in English commentary. World Cup Naija, DStv channel 203, will air the live games with Pidgin English, Yoruba, and Hausa language options; channel 204 airs the World Cup Fan Zone, will be a fan-dedicated channel. DStv channel 205 World Cup Select 1 will be an access package channel for 30 of the 64 matches in Pidgin English, Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo commentaries. Lastly, DStv channel 206 World Cup Select 2 will be the access package channel for 30 of the 64 games in English commentary.
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