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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.

Motsepe arrived in the country on Monday as concerns rise over health protocols and the impact on the image of the African game were there to be a mass outbreak of Covid-19 virus infections during the tournament, plus growing concerns over the preparedness of the host country, saw the CAF executive committee meet on Sunday to consider a proposal to cancel or postpone the event.

“This past year, which has presented us with many challenges, has nevertheless shown and highlighted the exemplary unity and solidarity of the football world, and I can only reiterate my sincere thanks to you for your efforts, work and contribution within the FIFA Council,” Infantino wrote in a letter personally signed by him to a fellow Member of the FIFA Council.