The history of the World Cup opening ceremonies
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The opening ceremonies have had, from the first world Cup in 1930, a fundamental importance. However, it was not until Chile 1962 -inspired by the 1960 Rome Olympic Games that added music for the first time – when he was incorporated as a leading element, with the song The rock of the World Cup of The Ramblers. Until then, the events that kicked off the tournament included only speeches and parades.

Since then, all subsequent tournaments have featured their own hymnswhich greatly represented the local culture.

Had to wait until Italy 1990 to see for the first time artists performing songs live in the stadium. In this edition were Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Bennato to sing an Italian estateso that minutes later the Giorgio Moroder Project trio interpreted To be number one. The reception was so positive that since then they have maintained that trend, with the exception of Korea-Japan 2002.

For older fans, the official theme of Italy 90 It was the first great anthem of the soccer world cups. an Italian estatewhich translates an italian summerIt was an Italian version of To be number one, which in principle would be the official song. In the end, the song composed by producer Giorgio Moroder was more successful internationally than in the European country itself.

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The first latino who participated in a live World Cup opening show was the Puerto Rican Ricky MartinAt the 1998 World Cup in France. The cup of Life managed to mark a milestone both in Latin America and in Europe, to the point of having versions in several languages.

Since then, Latinos have acquired a fundamental presence in the inaugural shows. Shakira She became the most popular at World Cup events: between openings and closings, the Colombian has three World Cups to her credit (Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014): she could not be in Russia 2018 due to scheduling problems and refused to participate at the last minute in this.

Finally, the 2014 and 2018 editions also left us excellent songs to remember. The World Cup held in Brazil brought together two elite Latino artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull next to the brazilian Claudia Leittewho sounded loud with We are one (Ole wave). For his part, the reggaeton player nicky jam shared with Will Smith and Era Istrefi the topic Live it up for the World Cup in Russia.

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Expectation for the opening of Qatar 2022

The first Soccer World Cup carried out in the Middle East generates a lot of expectations regarding the opening ceremony. The event will begin at 11 in the morning (Argentine time) and will take place at the Al-Bayt stadium, in the city of Jor, a complex that has a capacity for 60,000 attendees.

After Shakira’s loss, they are confirmed for the event Jungkook, Maluma, Myriam Fares, Nicki Minaj, Omar Montes, Julian Marley, Clean Bandit and Sean Paul. They are part of the call, although they have not yet been confirmed: BTS, Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin, Ozuna, Nora Fatehi and Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie.


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