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New Delhi. The 22nd season of the FIFA World Cup has started in Qatar. The artists present in the opening ceremony won the hearts of the fans. This tournament will run till 18 December. The date of the opening ceremony of this tournament was on 21 November but FIFA changed it and it was organized on 20 November. The opening ceremony took place at Bayat Stadium, which can seat 60,000 spectators comfortably.
South Korean rock band BTS performed in the opening ceremony. Apart from this, Fahad Al Qubaisi also presented his art to the fans. About 32 teams are participating in this tournament. All these teams have been divided into groups of four each and a total of eight groups have been formed. The opening match of the World Cup took place between Qatar and Ecuador.
Messi, Ronaldo’s last World Cup
This tournament can prove to be the last World Cup for players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. In such a situation, this time he will push till the heel. So far, Brazil has won the title for the most number of times in this tournament. Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup trophy 5 times. After the group round, a total of 16 teams will reach the quarterfinals, after which the knockout matches will begin. The final match of the tournament will be played on 18 December.
Qatar got defeated in the opening match
The first match of the FIFA World Cup was played between Qatar and Ecuador. In this match, Ecuador has given a crushing defeat to the host team by 2-0. Qatar will now return to the tournament by winning the upcoming matches against Netherlands and Senegal. This is the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup that the host team had to face defeat in the opening match.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 21, 2022, 00:02 IST
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