BTS Jungkook, Morgan Freeman shine at Qatar World Cup opening

By: Saurabh kumar

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Glittering ceremony

On Sunday evening, Qatar remained witness to a glittering ceremony as the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicked off.

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Fireworks at Al Bayt

As the ceremony kicked off, Al Bayt was filled with dazzling firecrackers, announcing the outset of an action-packed tournament.

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Jungkook performs

Jungkook, singer of BTS, became the first Asian to perform the official anthem of the football World Cup.

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Audience remained witness to the first live performance of 'Dreamers', the world cup anthem, sung by Jungkook and Fahad Al Kubaisi.

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'Dreamers' highlights how the World Cup, which happens every four years, brings in optimism.

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Jungkook's Dreamer has been hailed as respectful, as it pays tribute to previous World Cup anthems like Waka Waka and Wavin' Flag.

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Moving monologue

Before Jungkook's performance, Morgan Freeman lit up the stage with a monologue on unity.

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Sharing the stage

The veteran actor shared the stage with differently abled Qatari YouTuber Ghanim al Muftah, to deliver his message.

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While Jungkook received positive responses, Freeman was criticised by some fans for participating in the show.

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