The Qatar 2022 World Cup kicked off on Sunday with a stunning opening ceremony that includes South Korean musical phenomenon Jungkook.

Twelve years after FIFA made the contentious determination to award the tiny Gulf nation its showcase occasion, the unthinkable turned a actuality in entrance of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

What occurred?

The ceremony, which preceded the hosts’ opening sport in opposition to Ecuador, featured the standard mixture of native and worldwide performers presenting the very best of Qatar, all narrated by the soothing voice of American actor Morgan Freeman.

It started with a montage of Qatar through land and sea, adopted by a efficiency of ‘To Know One One other’ by Freeman and native character Ghanim Al Muftah with a number of camels.

The event mascot La’eeb was unveiled alongside his predecessors from prior tournaments, adopted by a dance together with native volunteers {and professional} artists.

Jungkook of South Korean boy band BTS sang the official single of Qatar 2022, Dreamers, alongside native artist Fahad Al Kubaisi, and the celebration concluded with an handle from Sheikh Tamim.

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