The Qatar World Cup 2022 It is a few days away from starting and a grand opening is expected to kick off the most important competition in international soccer. This edition of the great sporting event is marked by rumors about who will appear, since so far only the presentation of Jungkook from BTS at the opening has been confirmed.
Otherwise, there are many artists who have been summoned and who have ruled out that they will be part of the gala. Among them are the Colombian Shakira and the British Dua Lipa and Rob Stewart, who said that they will not arrive in Qatar until some local policies are modified.
It should be noted that this year’s show is expected to live up to the openings of the last three editions. In the following paragraphs we will remember how the opening ceremonies of the World Cups were lived: South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
Cheerful colors, festive music and a great party marked the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. In this edition, the artists in charge of putting on the musical show were the Nigerian Femi Kuti and Shakira, who made everyone dance with her interpretation of the official song “Waka Waka”.
The inauguration of this sporting event took place at the Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, and the pre-show of Shakira was set with a great staging. 560 dancers entered the field to the sound of the drums and the images of the stadiums where the World Cup would be played were appreciated on the screens. A beetle was in charge of dragging a ball, while a family sang.
After several years, South America hosted a World Cup. In 2014, Brazil prepared itself in the best way and lived its debut at Arena Corinthians. Dance and music, with a great focus on nature, were the keys to the first celebration before the debut of the Brazil vs. Croatia.
The dancers, dressed as flowers and plants, excited everyone to the rhythm of samba and were the perfect prelude to the show starring the Bronx Diva Jennifer López, who arrived accompanied by Pitbull and Claudia Leitte to interpret the official song “We are one”. .
The last opening ceremony of a World Cup was held at the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium. Those in charge of carrying the cup were the goalkeeper Iker Casillas and the Russian model Natalia Vodiánova, while the ‘Fenómeno’ Ronaldo was in charge of giving the initial kick.
After the footballers of the Russian and Saudi Arabian teams warmed up, everyone went to their positions to enjoy the Robbie Williams show and his interpretation of the song “Let Me Entertain You”.