IN PICTURE.  Light spectacle, drum roll, BTS star and… Morgan Freeman: this was the opening ceremony at the World Cup in Qatar


True to tradition, the World Cup football opens with a spectacular opening show. Qatar also showed its best side in that area. For example, Morgan Freeman, BTS star Jungkook and a lot of dancers were summoned for the World Cup in beauty.

Jens Jacobs

The World Cup in Qatar has officially started. True to tradition, this happened with an opening ceremony. The Qatari pulled out all the stops to make it a great show. For example, the spectators are presented with a beautiful light spectacle and Morgan Freeman took the time to speak to a man without legs.

The fans were presented with a true light spectacle. © REUTERS

The Al Bayt Stadium was impressively illuminated. Dancers did the rest. © REUTERS

Morgan Freeman took the time to speak to a man with no legs. © REUTERS

The dancers took the stage with light tubes. ©AFP

South Korean singer Jungkook, better known as a member of K-pop group BTS, performed the World Cup song. © EPA-EFE

The opening ceremony was spiced up by many energetic dancers. © EPA-EFE

La’eeb, the mascot, was also present at the opening ceremony. © AP

A World Cup in the desert? Then a dromedary cannot be missed. © REUTERS

The opening ceremony ended with fireworks as usual. © REUTERS

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