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Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman helps open Qatar World Cup

2022’s FIFA World Cup officially kicked off on Sunday, with the opening ceremony held at Al Bayt Stadium.

The Sunday’s show was headlined front of 60,000 people with Jung Kook of K-Pop super group BTS.

One of the performers who was not musical were American actor Morgan Freeman.

The 85-year-old spoke about the event live on stage and gave an address on his “emotions that connect us all now”.

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The ceremony started just 90 minutes prior to the opening game, which will be played between hosts Qatar alongside Ecuador.

The majority of supporters in attendance were Qatari residents, but one area in the arena was taken by a raucous group of Ecuador fans.

One of the most famous people present included the former England captain David Beckham, who has been appointed ambassador for Qatar 2022.

The ceremony, however, wasn’t all about fame and glamour. The ceremony also included an excerpt from the Quran.

The most vibrant elements of the tournament was the appearance of all the former World Cup mascots, including South Africa’s Zakumi and France 1998’s Footix.

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