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The top prize in international football will be handed out on Sunday as Argentina battle defending champions France in the 2022 World Cup final.
Ahead of the titanic showdown that will see Lionel Messi chase the trophy that has eluded him throughout his legendary career, FIFA will present a closing ceremony that promotes unity and features some of the best worldwide acts performing songs from the tournament’s official soundtrack.
But first the details.
Date: 18 December 2022
Time: 8 am EST
Placement: Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar
Here’s how you see: Fox (TV), Fubo (streaming)
Nigerian-American performer Davido will become the first artist to open the World Cup by performing at the draw, then the closing ceremony when he is joined by Japanese singer Aisha for a rendition of ‘Hayya Hayya (Better Together).’
Elsewhere as part of the ceremony, dubbed “A Night to Remember,” Ozuna and Gimes will perform “Arhbo” and an all-female lineup of “Light the Sky” will feature Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi, Rahma Riad, Manal and Balqees .
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“The real ones know what this journey is all about and some may never recognize my worth or my fault, but I am eternally grateful for my team, my friends and for those who always believe in me! I just hope to do bigger and better things on my own terms and I hope to always make you guys proud! I will never take the influence I have for granted,” Fatehi wrote on Instagramwhich conveys the significance of the journey that led her to be a part of this year’s tournament.
The ceremony will precede France’s bid to become the first team since the Brazil squad of 1958 and ’62 to win and run it back as repeat champions. The only other team to achieve that feat were the 1934 and ’38 Italy squads.
Kylian Mbappé will be the star to watch in that team while Messi and his desire to capture the FIFA World Cup Trophy will gain attention on the other side of the pitch. In a year where upsets were bound to happen, with underdogs like Croatia and Morocco advancing late in the competition to have a real chance to compete in Sunday’s game, it’s somewhat apropos that the two best players in the tournament will be battling it out mostly. coveted trophy in the game.