FIFA World Cup opening ceremony 2022 in Qatar

22 November 2022

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicked off with an opening ceremony at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha, on November 20, 2022.

The opening ceremony included US actor Morgan Freeman and Qatari YouTuber Ghanim al Muftah.

South Korean singer Jung Kook and dancers performed ahead of the World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador.

Morgan Freeman is trending after making a headline appearance at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. (Morgan Freeman at the FIFA World Cup on November 20, 2022).

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is underway after statement performances from various artists who graced the venue in the opening ceremony. Morgan Freeman made a guest appearance which excited everyone as he underlined the importance of football and how it impacts our daily lives.

The actor is 85 years old and the calmness in his voice when he was speaking has left people speaking about him and wanting to hear more from the renowned American movie star.

Photo: Morgan Freeman at the FIFA World Cup during Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremony on November 20, 2022.

Football spans the world, unites nations in their love of the beautiful game. What brings together nations, brings together communities. There is a common thread of hope, jubilation and respect,” said Freeman.

Freeman’s speech was all about unity despite coming from different races and not speaking the same language. The pauses in between the speech especially when he was speaking to Ghanim al Muftah carried the day

“The 20-year-old Qatari, Ghanim Al-Muftah, starred alongside Morgan Freeman and recited the #Quran in the #QatarWorldCup2022 opening ceremony.

Ghanim was born with a rare condition known as Caudal Regression Syndrome, affecting the development of the lower half of the body.

Photo: Ghanim al Muftah (right) and Morgan Freeman (left) at the FIFA World Cup during Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremony on November 20, 2022.

Many suggested his mother abort Ghanim but she decided to have him: “I will be his left leg and you will be his right leg”.

Ghanim became Qatar’s youngest entrepreneur, having founded an ice-cream business. He plays multiple sports despite physical disabilities. At school, Ghanim used to play football wearing shoes on his hands and would chase after the ball with his “normal-sized” friends.

Rather than allowing the condition to stunt his life, Ghanim has learned to overcome obstacles with positivity. He is currently pursuing his university degree, majoring in political sciences with a goal of becoming a diplomat.”

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h/t Muslims of the World
Photos: Fifa

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