The Opening Ceremony, always one of the most anticipated parts of each World Cup, is drawing ever closer. This year is no exception. The event is scheduled to take place in Qatar 2022 on Sunday, November 20, at 19:00 local time at the Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Jor. 

Although it is not yet officially known who the singers will be, FIFA is planning to officially confirm the participation of the band BTS, and a number of different media outlets have reported that Shakira may perform once more during the opening ceremony. 

According to Total Reporter, the Colombian singer will be one of the performers on the opening stage of the World Cup with Dua Lipa and the members of BTS, who will be making their stage debut at the opening ceremony of the World Cup. The singer known for her hit song “Waka Waka” would not be performing on stage by herself; instead, she would be joined by two other musicians who are currently enjoying success all over the world: the British singer Dua Lipa and the Korean pop group BTS. 

Fans are already imagining how spectacular the show will be before the first match of the tournament, which will be between Qatar and Ecuador. FIFA has not yet confirmed the news, but rumors are starting to spread, and fans are already imagining how spectacular the show will be. 

The songs that have dominated the World Cup

Chile 1962

The custom of having a song to identify a World Cup began in Chile in 1962 with a classic rock song from the 1960s titled “Los Ramblers,” which was performed by the band and written by Jorge Rojas. Since then, a song has become associated with each World Cup. 

England 1966

The English did not want to fall behind, so they gave the song that marked their World Cup in 1966 a rock rhythm. They did this because they did not want to be left behind. Lonnie Donegan is the artist that performed this song. 

Mexico 1970

The song was named “Futbol Mexico 70,” and it included traditional rhythms from the nation that was hosting the tournament. 

Germany 1974

Maryla Rodowicz was the first woman to ever sing a song at the World Cup, which was a tournament for male football players at that time.

Argentina 1978

It was a track that was composed by Ennio Morricone, an Italian musician and composer. A second song was played and sung by the Colon Theater Choir in addition to the Buenos Aires City Symphonic Band. 

Spain 1982

Placido Domingo, a tenor, gave it his rendition, and the tune retained the distinctive imprint that he left on its rhythm. 

Mexico 1986

This is widely regarded as one of the most popular songs among fans of the band during that time period. Juan Carlos Abara, a Mexican composer, was the one who came up with the music. 

Italy 1990

Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Bennato are responsible for the song’s composition, which was written by the Italian musician Giorgio Moroder and the American Tom Whitlock. 

USA 1994

Along with the publication of this song, FIFA also issued its first record. Daryl Hall and Sounds of Blackness are responsible for the creation of this piece of music. 

France 1998

Another one of the songs that people remember and love the most from previous editions of the World Cup, “Conga,” was sung by the Puerto Rican artist Ricky Martin, who is considered a legend in Latin music. 

Korea-Japan 2002

Anastacia, an artist from the United States, was selected to perform the song for the first World Cup to feature two nations. 

Germany 2006

An affecting performance of a song by American vocalist Tony Braxton and Italian trio Il Divo. 

South Africa 2010

Shakira, a Colombian singer-songwriter, and Freshlyground, a South African band, collaborated to compose and perform “Waka Waka,” which many people consider to be the most infectious song in the annals of World Cup rhythms. 

Brazil 2014

Sia Furler is responsible for the song’s writing, while Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte are responsible for its performance. 

Russia 2018 

Featuring Will Smith, Era Istrefi, Nicky Jam, and Diplo, among others.