The world awaits the beginning of the biggest sporting spectacle in 2022. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will kick off in Qatar with a glittering opening ceremony inside Al Bayt Stadium, marking the tournament’s first appearance in the Middle East and Arab region.
The 30-minute event will be packed with surprises, and the main act will include a performance of Dreamers by renowned South Korean pop star Jung Kook of BTS and Qatari vocalist Fahad Al-Kubaisi, another popular song from the FIFA World Cup Official Soundtrack.
The outstanding show will start at 17.40 local time (15.40 CET), therefore spectators at the stadium and TV viewers are advised to take their seats from 17.30 local time (15.30 CET). The highly anticipated opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament will pit hosts Qatar versus Ecuador at 19:00 local time (17:00 CET).
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Earlier, FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Qatar, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) launched the #BringTheMoves challenge, encouraging players at the FIFA World Cup 2022™ to meet the celebration challenges presented to them on social media by fans across the globe and encourage youngsters to #BeActive.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “We know the negative impact on children’s health a lack of exercise can have, and football can use the significant platform of this FIFA World Cup to spread that message in this exciting and engaging way.
“This challenge not only unites children with their heroes but utilises the most digital-ever World Cup to send the message that we all need to be active and drives awareness also for parents that children need 60 minutes of physical exercise a day. At the moment, that is not the case for 80% of adolescents around the world.”
In the run-up to and during FIFA World Cup 2022™, children worldwide are challenging players of participating teams to celebrate goals with fresh new moves simply by posting a video on their social media pages using the hashtag #BringTheMoves.
“Football, music and joy are the perfect ingredients to get people moving for health,” said Dr Tedros. “WHO’s partnership with FIFA and Qatar Ministry of Public Health on the Bring The Moves challenge is all about connecting World Cup stars with young people globally, to motivate people everywhere to be more physically active for better health.”