A fairytale or the World Cup ceremony?


‘It looked like the Olympic Games ceremony!’ If you did not watch the World Cup opening ceremony yesterday, you really missed something. That was such a light spectacle of performances! All eyes were on the many artists performing. This will replay in the minds of many for a long time to come.

The World Cup in Qatar has officially kicked off with the traditional opening ceremony. The Qataris pulled out all the stops to make it a great show. Spectators were presented with a clever light show. The purpose of the ceremony is to blend Qatari tradition with universal culture. 

Unexpected? No, since more than 200 billion euros has been invested in the World Cup, is most journalist’s response. The fireworks came from all sides, the lights from all corners, the music came from speakers all over the stadium. Compared to the previous World Cup opening ceremony in Russia in 2018, there were some similarities, but you can see that the budget is bigger during this World Cup.

Several artists, like Dua lipa and Shakira, did not show up because of the laws in Qatar. They say that not all human rights are applied in the country. A good statement, in my opinion. Now only to convince football teams to wear the ‘One Love’ captain’s armband and we are one step closer to a better world.

On the sporting front, bad news for Benzema, who got injured during the training. and will not be able to participate. All French hopes for the best in the skills and speed of Kylian Mbappé.  

A whole month of football, up to four matches every day, out of 32 participating countries. Will we see the old Eden Hazard? The nippy Leonel Messi? And the super-fast Kylian Mbappé? Let’s all enjoy this World Cup! 

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