2022 World Cup Opening Ceremony

FIFA will arrange the biggest football competition in the world. The FIFA World Cup opening ceremony took place in the winter on Sunday, 20 November 2022, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. The opening matchup in Group A between Qatar will meet Ecuador on this day at 11:00 AM ET at Al Bayt Stadium.

20 November: Opening Ceremony TV Schedule

GroupMatchupTime (ET)Location
AQatar vs. Ecuador11:00 AMAl Bayt Stadium

What is the winter temperature in Qatar?

In Doha, Qatar winter temperatures are between (November and May) 70-77F (21-25 C), and (37 C) in the region’s summer.

2022 Qatar World Cup Schedule Where to Watch

The 2022 World Cup Schedule is here!

  • 20 November 2022 – First Game/Opening Ceremony
  • 2 December 2022 – Group Stage Ends
  • 3-6 December 2022 – Last 16
  • 9-10 December 2022 – Quarter Finals
  • 13-14 December 2022 – Semi-Final
  • 18 December 2022 – Final

FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony History

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Please Welcome football fans at Al Bayt Stadium for enjoying the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony 1st match Qatar will take Ecuador at 11:00 AM ET. The 2022 World Cup Opening Ceremony last 30 minutes many hosts dancers perform on the field stage of Qatar’s nature, people, and football situated in the middle of the pitch. The performers were several types dressed and enjoy the opening ceremony. La’eeb is the official Mascot for the 2022 World Cup. La’eeb is an Arabic word meaning best-efficient player.


World Cup 2018 opening ceremony was held on Thursday, 14 June 2018, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. The opening ceremony match between Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia (Group A) – Moscow (Luzhniki). Zabivaka was the official mascot for World Cup 2018. British pop vocalist Robbie Williams performs on the stage at the center.


World Cup 2014 opening ceremony was held on 12 June 2014, at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The opening ceremony match between Brazil 3-1 Croatia (Group A) – Sao Paulo (Brazil). Last 30 minutes During the ceremony a host of 660 dancers on performance to Brazil’s football, people, and nature, with a “living ball” built in the middle of the pitch.


World Cup 2010 opening ceremony was held on 11 June at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. The opening ceremony match between South Africa 1-1 Mexico (Group A) Johannesburg. The Opening ceremony’s main event started at 2:00 pm local time and lasted 40 minutes. Including 1500 performers, and involved Hugh Masekela; Timothy Moloi, Thandiswa Mazwai, Khaled, TKZee, Osibisa, Femi Kuti, and R. Kelly.