Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The much-awaited FIFA World Cup 2022 will get underway in Qatar in less than two weeks’ time with a grand opening ceremony scheduled on November 20.

The blockbuster opening ceremony will set the tone for the global event at the Al-Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar on November 20. Bollywood star Nora Fatehi, Colombian sensation Shakira, and English star Dua Lipa are expected to be among the top performers at the mega concert.

Canada- born actor Nora Fatehi, who gained prominence with her work in the Indian film industry, has featured in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Soundtrack ‘Light The Sky’.

Similarly, ‘Waka Waka’ singer Shakira will be accompanied by a variety of other artists with Dua Lipa and the popular Korean K-Pop group, BTS, expected to be a part. Shakira has already performed at the FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in the past. However, Dua Lipa and the members of BTS are expected to make their debut.

Besides, J Balvin and Nigerian music sensation Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie are among the artists to perform at the opening ceremony. However, FIFA is yet to confirm the list of performers for the event.

The grand opening ceremony will begin at 7pm IST with the inaugural fixture between Qatar and Ecuador to kick off at 9.30 pm IST.