The most anticipated event of the year by football fans, FIFA World Cup 2022 is set to begin in Qatar this week. Before that, a glorious Opening Ceremony will kick off the proceedings. Here’s how to watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony live.
Every time, the opening ceremony is among the most awaited portions of the World Cup. This time, the celebrations will take place just two hours prior to the first match of the tournament. It’ll be between the hosts Qatar and Ecuador.
The game was originally scheduled for a day later but was preponed by the organizers. “The change ensures the continuity of a long-standing tradition of marking the start of the FIFA World Cup with an opening ceremony on the occasion of the first match featuring either the hosts or the defending champions,” FIFA stated.
When is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 17:00 local time. The timing for the kick-off of the opening ceremony in the United States, Canada, and other regions is as follows:
- ET: 11:00 AM
- CT: 10:00 AM
- MT: 9:00 AM
- PT: 8:00 AM
- GMT: 14:00
- BST: 05:00 PM
- IST: 7:30 PM
- AEDT: 01:00 (Nov 21st)
This is the first time in history that the FIFA World Cup is being held in Autumn. It is due to the hosts being Qatar and the tournament will be played starting in November as there’s excessive heat in Summer in the region.
Where will the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony take place?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony will be held at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. It is also the venue for the first game of the tournament between Qatar and Ecuador. It’ll be played around 19:00 local time on Sunday, November 20th.
Al Bayt Stadium has a capacity of around 60,000 people. It was only completed and opened in November 2021. The structure is a stunning wonder and the opening ceremony is surely going to be impressive.
How to Watch FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony Live?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony will be broadcasted live across the globe. It is set to attract a massive global audience due to major names like Shakira and BTS’ Jungkook performing live at the event.
Here’s how to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022 opening ceremony live stream from the U.S., Canada, the UK, and anywhere else:
|USA||Nov. 20||9:00||FOX, Telemundo|| fuboTV, Fox Sports app,
Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
|Canada||Nov. 20||9:00||CTV, TSN||fuboTV, TSN app|
|UK||Nov. 20||14:00||BBC One||BBC iPlayer,
BBC Sport Website
|Australia||Nov. 21||01:00||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|Nov. 21||03:00||Sky Sport||Sky Sport|
|India||Nov. 20||19:00||Sports 18||Voot|
|Malaysia||Nov. 20||22:00||RTM, Astro||Astro Go|
|Singapore||Nov. 20||22:00||Mediacorp Channel 5||StarHub TV+, IPTV,
|Hong Kong||Nov. 20||22:00||BeIN Sports, ITV||Now TV, ViuTV|
If you need help regarding the mediums to watch the World Cup opening ceremony live from anywhere else, share the name of your region in the comments, and we’ll let you know.
What to Expect from the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony?
Opening ceremonies are very common in major sports tournaments. However, FIFA World Cup’s opening ceremony is always a huge celebration to kick off the event. In the past, we have seen star-studded performances at the ceremony.
The World Cup 2018 in Russia featured Will Smith, Robbie Williams, and Aida Garifullina performing live. This year’s World Cup will also bring big names on stage like Shakira, Jungkook from BTS, Nora Fatehi, Lil Baby, and others.
The celebration is going to be massive. Don’t forget to watch it live from the comfort of your home if you ain’t traveling to Qatar.