Shakira, Dua Lipa and BTS Are Among The Candidates To Sing At The Opening Ceremony Of The World Cup in Qatar

One of the most eagerly awaited moments of the FIFA World Cup is getting closer. The Opening Ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 20, at the Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Jor at 10:00 a.m. (local time).

FIFA is planning the specify the names of the entire artists that will perform at the opening ceremony. Shakira could announce again as the guest star of the World Cup opening.

Total Reporter cited the information that the Colombian singer would perform on the World Cup opening stage with Dua Lipa and the athletes of BTS, Who accepted this stage debut.

Contrary to the reports of the Waka Waka singer, she wouldn’t be by herself on stage, as she would partner with other artists who are also famous today. FIFA hasn’t yet confirmed the news about the World Cup.

Still, rumors are already spreading among fans, and the fans are already imagining how brimming the entertainment would be before the match of Qatar against Ecuador, the first installment of the competition.

One of the most awaited moments of any World Cup is getting closer and closer: the Opening Ceremony. Qatar 2022 will take place on Sunday, November 20, at the Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Jor at 19:00 (local time).

It is still not officially known who the singers will be. FIFA expects to seal the participation of the band BTS, and according to various media, Shakira could be again at the opening ceremony.

According to Total Reporter, the Colombian singer will open the World Cup alongside Dua Lipa and the members of BTS, who will make their debut on the World Cup opening stage.

The ‘Waka Waka’ singer would not be alone on stage, as she would be accompanied by other artists currently popular worldwide: Dua Lipa and the popular Korean K-Pop group BTS.

FIFA has not yet confirmed the news, but rumors are starting to spread. And fans are already imagining how spectacular the show will be before the Qatar vs Ecuador match, the first of the tournament.

The songs of the World Cup

Chile 1962: The Rock of the World Cup

The tradition of selecting music for the World Cup dates back to Chile in 1962, with a song that orchestras commonly perform to this day. It includes the classic1960s hit by los Ramblers and was written by Jorge Rojas.

England 1966: World Cup Willie (Where In This World We Are Going)

The English did not want to miss out and convinced the Jimmy Reed song to serve as the inspiration for their World Cup victory in 1966. This track, sung by Lonnie Donegan’s Kite, was mentioned in their opinion.

Mexico 1970: Football Mexico 70

Performed by “Los Hermanos Zavala”, a famous family from Mexico with a musical tradition. The song title was 70: Futbol Mexico, with classic rhythms from the nation.

Germany 1974: Football

Maryla Rodowicz was the first woman to perform a song at a great Madhav William Murray Cup game.

Argentina 1978: World Cup Song and Official World Cup March

It was a soundtrack written by Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Two songs were performed by the Buenos Aires City Symphonic Band and the Colon Theatre Choir.

Spain 1982: The World Cup

Due to the efforts of tenor Placido Domingo, the tune received its signature rhythm. 

Mexico 1986: El mundo unido por balon (The world united by the ball)

This has been a popular theme for music lovers for those years. Mexican composer Juan Carlos Abar wrote it.

Italy 1990: Un’estate italiana

Composed by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock and performed by Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Bennato,

USA 1994: Gloryland World Cup

This composition was the first music released by FIFA. Daryl Hall’s and Among Blackness’s music are also covered by this song.

France 1998: The Cup of Life

A celebrated Latin music singer, Puerto Rico’s Ricky Martin, sang one of the most famous and most-remembered songs during the FIFA World Cup competitions.

Korea-Japan 2002: Boom

Anastacia was chosen to sing this song in two national anthems during the World Cup.

Germany 2006: The time of our lives

American singer Tony Braxton and South African group Freshlyground collaborated on an emotional song

South Africa 2010: Waka Waka or This is Africa

Music composed by Colombian singer Shakira was familiar to World Cup followers, having become the catchiest track of all time.

Brazil 2014: We Are One (Ole Ola)

It contains Sia Furler’s script, performed by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte.

Russia 2018: Live it up

It was featured by Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi, and Diplo.

Qatar 2022: Hayya, Hayya, Better Together

Performed by the American Antonio Perez Cardona, the Nigerian David Oye Oye, and Qatari Asiya Al-Khatt and its follow-up.


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Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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