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Opening ceremony for 2022 World Cup kicks off in Qatar

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 20, 2022. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP)
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 20, 2022. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP)

The opening ceremony for the much-anticipated and controversial World Cup is just beginning in Qatar.

The ceremony at the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium will be followed by the first match of the tournament between the host country and Ecuador.

In Israel, the World Cup games are being aired on the Kan 11 public broadcaster.

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