Follow the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup live

Here we are ! The opening of this World Cup in Qatar. As tradition dictates, a ceremony is organized as a curtain raiser to the inaugural match of the competition. Follow it with us!

4:12 p.m .: Well done! I leave you ! See you in an hour for the real kick-off of this World Cup!
4:11 p.m.: Oh is it over? No Gims?? Refund!!!
4:08 p.m.: “I say to the whole world, welcome to Doha” .
4:07 p.m.: Let’s go for the speech of the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
4:06 p.m.: Not so good at autographing yet, the Al Thani.
4:05 p.m.: Well, it was the Beach-Soccer World Cup that had to be organised! With all that sand, it was more consistent.
4:03 p.m.: “Respect, oh yeah” that’s a chorus!!
4:02 p.m.: Place at the first concert of this ceremony, with Jungkook, of the South Korean group BTS.
4:01 p.m.: Clever of Michelin for adapting its mascot to the Qatari market!
3:59 p.m.: Rest assured, the stadium is not really lost in the middle of the desert, and strewn with a large flame. Although that would explain why the enclosure is not full.
3:56 p.m.: Make way for the medley of songs from previous editions, accompanied by the various mascots. It looks more like a celebration of the end of the World Cup, oddly.
3:55 p.m.: While the army of the Sith has just entered.
3:55 p.m.: “Go Blues! » sings the choir, which includes all the songs of the 32 selections of this World Cup.
3:54 p.m.: Playing these big percussions, it must not be practical to move every day.
3:51 p.m.: As we can see on TV, our journalists on site confirm that the stadium is “far from full” .
3:50 p.m.: Did he take more money than for Lucy?
3:48 p.m.: The famous American actor is chatting in the middle of the field with a young disabled man, who no longer has his legs.
3:47 p.m.: MORGAN FREEMAN????
3:45 p.m.: The action begins on the pitch with a live performance that pays tribute to Qatar.
3:43 p.m.: After the arrivals of Emir Al Thani and Gianni Infantino, the ceremony is officially launched! We start with a video accompanied by a deep voice reciting a somewhat banal text.
3:41 p.m.: Grégoire Margotton underlined the traffic difficulties around the stadium, and we can corroborate. The Qataris have abandoned the buses set up to come with their big 4x4s. Parisian ring road.
3:40 p.m.: How generous we are, here is the historic performance of Gims at the Stade de France, before the final of the Coupe de la Ligue 2016:

3:36 p.m.: And it was the great Marcel Desailly who presented the coveted trophy to the public.
3:30 p.m.: The organization has been quite mysterious as to the entertainment, and especially the artists who will perform this Sunday at the Al-Bayt stadium in Al-Khor, north of Doha. But according to what we can read, we would be entitled to Jungkook, singer of the famous K-Pop group BTS, to Lil Boy, an American rapper, and especially the king of pre-match shows: GIMS! Cock-a-doodle Doo !
3:30 p.m.: SALLUUUUUUUT THE MONDIALIX!!! So that’s it ? Is it D-Day? The high mass of July… of November? Obviously, who says first match, says opening ceremony! Are you ready ?

By Leo Peat

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