From fireworks that lit up the sky to appearances from international and local actors, singers and dancers, the FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony had Showmax Pro subscribers glued to their screens, and the first game of the tournament, where hosts Qatar took on and lost 2-0 to Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium, pushed Showmax Pro viewership to an all-time high.
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This was in the second game of both teams in the ongoing FI|FA World Cup in Qatar that had produced surprises.
The opening game of the first World Cup staged in the Arab world is taking place at the Bedouin tent-inspired Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, 50 kilometres (31 miles) outside of Doha.
At the spectacular ceremony, he kissed his father’s hand and welcomed the world to soccer’s biggest event, the first time it has been staged in the Middle East.
With the FIFA World Cup starting today, all eyes are on the squads that have been selected by each of the 32 countries involved. Each nation must name a minimum of 23 players and a maximum of 26 in their squad, three of which must be goalkeepers.
A statement on the world football governing body’s website said the host, Qatar, would kick off the 2022 tournament at Al Bayt Stadium.