Shah Rukh Khan was a special guest at the FIFA World Cup Final. The Pathaan actor had a candid chat with English footballer Wayne Rooney. Deepika Padukone, who stars opposite Shah Rukh in Pathaan, also attended the final and unveiled the World Cup trophy.
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman performs during the World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar, Nov. 20, 2022. South Korean pop singer Jung Kook of K-pop boyband BTS also headlined the ceremony.
Initial reports last year indicated that 47-year-old Beckham was being paid $180 million over 10 years to promote Qatar, but more recent reports indicate he will receive around $15 million a year for three years with an option to extend.
The opening ceremony included performances from Manal, Balqees, Nora Fatehi, Rahma, Davido, Ozuna and GIMS.
“I turned it down. It's not right to go. And the Iranians should be out too for supplying arms.” While Stewart did not appear to have been invited again, this time to perform at the World Cup, his comments were widely praised as a strong stance ahead of the event.
Some celebrities have boycotted the World Cup because of Qatar's poor human rights record. But even more agreed to appear — possibly because of indifference to the controversy, or because of a generous paycheque, or because they see an opportunity to make a difference.
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has led Qatar's official opening ceremony as the Gulf state launched the 2022 World Cup.
Arab leaders dominated the list of world leaders who attended the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday. Prominent among those who attended were Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a close ally of Qatar, and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Hayya Hayya…” This is exactly what our beloved Bollywood stars did when they landed in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Sanjay Kapoor, Mouni Roy and Karisma Kapoor led the celeb roll call.
There are a few customs and traditions to be aware of when socialising in Qatar: Dancing is allowed in the privacy of your home or at licensed clubs. But dancing in public is classed as indecent and provocative.
Artists who have refused to perform at the Qatar 2022 World Cup: Shakira, Dua Lipa... The singers have decided to refuse the offer and to put human rights compliance first.
The chart-topping 27-year-old singer, born in London to parents from Kosovo, said she would only play in the country if it improves its record on human rights.
Fans are also not authorized to carry political or insulting banners. The Qatari government also has a strict homosexuality prohibition and may punish offenders with jail time and monetary penalties. Unmarried couples are not permitted to engage in sexual behavior in the country.
As for Shakira, the Colombian has had her own personal issues to deal with and her presence at the World Cup in Qatar was criticized on social media. However, according to 'El programa de Ana Rosa', Shakira will not perform at the ceremony after changing her mind a few days before the start of the World Cup.
"They offered me a huge amount of money, over a million dollars for the performance, but I turned it down because I don't think it's right to go to a country with those ideas and values.
Reasons for declining the invite
As for Harry Styles, the insider noted that “man-of-the-moment Harry Styles is also tied up with touring and unable to get key band members together as they'll be on much-needed downtime.” Ed Sheeran had a scheduling conflict and Adele gave no apparent reason.
Abdulrahman Fahad al-Thani's animated facial expressions as host country Qatar lost 2-0 to Ecuador on Sunday, along with his traditional Qatari headdress, led Chinese social media users to say he looked like La'eeb, the World Cup mascot.
Sports journalist Grant Wahl died from an aortic aneurysm
Wahl, 49, was covering the Argentina-Netherlands quarterfinal match Friday when he “fell ill” and was tended to on-site by paramedics and taken to a hospital, Qatar officials said last week. He was pronounced dead shortly after.
Nora Fatehi, a Canadian singer and actress, has played at the FIFA Fan Festival and will be among the closing ceremony performers too. In October 2022, Fatehi featured in the official Qatar 2022 World Cup song, called Light The Sky collaborating with artists such as RedOne, Manal Balqees and Rahma Riad.
Sia has added another empowering anthem to her discography. The singer debuted her new song “Champion” during FOX Sports' coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 on Wednesday night (July 26), when the USA faced off against the Netherlands — which ended in a 1-1 tie.
Ozuna, GIMS Perform 'Arhbo' & More at 2022 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony.
Alcohol isn't illegal in Qatar, but there is zero tolerance for drinking in public and being drunk in public is a crime. Local law and customs reflect the fact that Qatar is an Islamic country - therefore you should respect the rules at all times and ensure your actions do not offend.