World Cup opening ceremony sends message of unity, says OCA EB member Al-Kishry

© Taha Sulaiman Al-Kishry Facebook
© Taha Sulaiman Al-Kishry Facebook

Doha, Qatar, November 21, 2022: Olympic Council of Asia Executive Board honorary member Taha Sulaiman Al-Kishry believes the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 sent a message of unity to the world.

Taha, who is Secretary General of the Oman Olympic Committee, attended the opening ceremony extravaganza on Sunday evening and also the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador.

He said the opening ceremony presented a very positive image of the state of Qatar regarding its history, heritage and modern city landscape and infrastructure as well as showcasing contemporary music and cultural and visual performances.

“The great content of the concert carried with it a message calling the world to meet and unite as one,” he said in a Facebook post.

“By hosting this unique global event, Qatar has sent a message of love, tolerance and respect to all the peoples of the world.”

The World Cup party began at the Al Bayt Stadium, with Jungkook of K-pop megastars BTS the headline musical performance, debuting his new single “Dreamers” alongside Qatari singer Fahad Al-Kubaisi. American actor Morgan Freeman also played a big part in the festivities.