The host nation faced a storm of criticism over its treatment of foreign workers and LGBT rights. Qatar’s ruler addressed the world as the World Cup got underway on Sunday. The urged people of all colours and orientations to set aside their differences.
The Muslim Gulf nation has refuted claims of labour mistreatment and discrimination. It is putting its reputation on the line to produce a seamless event. FIFA, the international soccer’s governing body, is hoping that attention will now shift to the action on the field. Football authorities have no control over the very corruption. They claim to oppose The tournament’s organisers have also refuted claims that they used bribes to get the rights to host soccer’s greatest event.
“People of all races, nationalities, beliefs and orientations will gather here in Qatar and around screens across the continents to share in the exciting moments.” Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani told the crowd in a tent-shaped stadium.
“How lovely it is that people can put aside what divides them to celebrate their diversity and what brings them together at the same time.” The emir spoke at the event, during which he kissed his father’s hand who stepped down in 2013.
Gianni Infantino and Tamim came to the Al Bayt stadium backed by a boisterous audience. They sat down with other Arab leaders. The Qatari musician Fahad Al-Kubaisi and the American actor Morgan Freeman also paricipated in World Cup performance as well. Furthermore, Jungkook of the K-pop boy band BTS, and camels also participated. The performance that was taking place on the field. A sky filled with fireworks and looked excited for match too.
The officials were present at the stadium where Ecuador subsequently defeated Qatar 2-0. The crown prince of Saudi Arabia and the presidents of Egypt were present. Presidents ofTurkey, and Algeria, as well as the UN Secretary-General were there. Ecuador became the first World Cup host nation to lose its opening match.