The football party has begun. The Qatar 2022 World Cup kicked off this Sunday, November 20, with an opening ceremony that was marked by the presence of South Korean JungKook, one of the members of the BTS group. At the Al Bayt stadium, about 50 kilometers north of Doha, the ceremony was held. It should be noted that this is the first time that a soccer World Cup has been held in an Arab country.
During the opening ceremony, tribute was paid to the history of the tournament and the culture of this Gulf region, with the American actor Morgan Freeman as the narrator and, later, Jungkook’s musical show.
JungKook, 25, performed “Dreamers”, one of the anthems of the tournament, along with Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi, one of the most popular artists in that country.
The song has been produced by multiple Grammy winner RedOne at the prestigious Katara Studios in Doha (Qatar).
“Dreamers” is part of the official soundtrack of the tournament along with “Hayya Hayya” (“Better Together”), “Arhbo”, “The World is Yours to Take”, “Light The Sky”, and “Tukoh Taka”, the official anthem of the FIFA Fan Festival performed by Maluma.
How to relive the JungKook show in streaming?
The song “Dreamers” was also officially released as a single that can be heard on digital platforms.
The official video recording of JungKook’s show can also now be streamed on FIFA’s YouTube channel. You can see it by entering THIS LINK.
World in the eye of the storm
Music stars such as Dua Lipa and Rod Stewart had announced that they were resigning from participating in the opening ceremony because it is a country that violates human rights.
The singer explained on Instagram that she hopes to “visit Qatar when she fulfills all the commitments in terms of Human Rights that she made when she was assigned the organization of the World Cup”, at a time when the small Gulf emirate is receiving criticism for her treatment. granted to migrant workers and people from the LGBT+ collective.
Shakira, who provided the official music for the South African edition in 2010 with “Waka Waka” (This Time for Africa) together with the South African group Freshlyground and, four years later, performed in Brazil with the hit “La La La”, will not go to Qatar.
His participation in Qatar 2022 was announced, but he finally declined to participate for the same reasons as Dua Lipa.
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