- Today in the afternoon the World Cup will begin with the traditional opening ceremony. It starts at 3:30 pm and can be followed live here.
- In the process, the first match will take place (17:00). He will pit the host country, Qatar, against Ecuador.
- Our special correspondents in Doha report numerous traffic jams on the way to the Al Bayt Stadium.
GO KICK OFF…Opening Ceremony
Well, yes, let’s not be too empty in our work. Whoever speaks of great competition obviously speaks of the opening ceremony. And the last one starts now!
Marcel Desailly presents the trophy to the Al Khor public
He lifted this cup in 1998, a former OM player! He just introduced it to the public at the Al-Bayt Stadium. Well, let’s not lie to each other, it’s hard to imagine that 26 Qatari players will receive the most prestigious award on December 18th.
Calm down, Qatari supporters
Here in the program there are no fan zones and beer fountains. For the opening match, we prefer luxurious places such as this hotel located in the capital city of Doha. Worse does not happen at the first match of the World Cup!
What do we think of this opening match?
Let’s be honest, this poster between Qatar and Ecuador is not particularly dreamy. The host nation is hosting its first World Cup final and will face a South American team best known for its defensive rigor. Not the poster of the century, but this is the World Cup, so we can’t wait anyway!
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Yes, but here it is, not easy to access
It takes a lot of willpower to attend a game at Al-Bayt Stadium. Yes, this is the only place in this Mondial that is not served by the metro. The entrance is provided only by a wide highway with two lanes of five lanes. According to our special correspondents, monstrous traffic jams are visible around the stadium.
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Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, site of the first clash.
This enclosure, located 50 kilometers north of Doha, hosted the Arab Cup final won by Algeria last December. With 60,000 seats, it is the second largest stadium in the competition. And let’s face it, it’s really not bad.
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Let’s go for a whole month of football! The World Cup kicks off this afternoon with the opening ceremony at 3:30 pm, followed by the first match between Qatar and Ecuador. Both can be viewed live here.
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