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Top Photos of Qatar World Cup opening ceremony

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd edition, kicked off in Qatar on the 20th of November 2022. It is the first World Cup held…

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, the 22nd edition, kicked off in Qatar on the 20th of November 2022.

It is the first World Cup held in the Arab region and the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

Below are some scenes of the opening ceremony of the biggest football festival captured in pictures:

Fireworks explode in the sky in Doha on November 20, 2022, during the opening day of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)