World Cup 2022 opening ceremony: start time, who’s performing and how to watch FREE live on TV today

Fans around the world are eager to see how the tiny Arab nation presents the start of a showpiece event that has been plagued with much controversy, both on and off the pitch.

FIFA hope football can start talking, but the official process needs to be done and dusted off first.

Little is known about what exactly may take place at the opening ceremony, although we do know when and where it will take place.

Here are all the details…

When is the opening ceremony of the World Cup?

The World Cup Opening Ceremony will take place around 2:30 p.m. GMT today, Sunday 20 November 2022.

It will take place at Al Bayt Stadium, just before the first game between Qatar and Ecuador at 4 p.m. this afternoon.

How can I watch the opening ceremony of the World Cup?

TV channel: In the UK, BBC One will broadcast the ceremony live for free with coverage starting at 3pm.

Direct: The proceedings will also be streamed on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

Live Blog: You can follow the ceremony via the Standard Sport live blog.

Who performs at the opening ceremony of the World Cup?

A number of artists have been announced to perform in Qatar, although Dua Lipa has denied claims that she is among them. However, Robbie Williams has seemingly confirmed his role on the show.

Bollywood star Nora Fatehi is set to perform World Cup single “Light The Sky” with K-Pop sensations BTS’ Jung Kook confirmed.

Nicki Minaj, Maluma and Myriam Fares are in town to present the official tournament song “Tukoh Taka”.

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