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Ahead of the highly anticipated 2022 World Cup final between France and Argentina, fans were treated to the tournament’s closing ceremony.
Like the opening ceremony last month, Saturday’s event at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar featured plenty of music, dancing and colorful scenes.
Spectators watching were impressed by the show:
Chris Flanagan @CFlanaganFFT
The closing ceremony has begun, with flying whales. pic.twitter.com/8cUhyroDq0
Ian Katusiime @GenKatusiime
#FIFAWorldCupFinal Closing ceremony. We are underway. Beauty. Art. Finesse.
Closing ceremony begins at Lusail Stadium in Doha as the curtains fall on the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final pic.twitter.com/1BWqk0DtMG
George Addo Jnr @addon no
Qatar 🇶🇦 has delivered one of the best World Cup tournaments.
Very colorful closing ceremony in progress 🥰🥰🇶🇦 pic.twitter.com/3xqOHIhVqg
Kafui Dey @KafuiDey
Once again, Qatar 🇶🇦 shows that they know what they are about!
Beautiful closing ceremony #FIFAWorldCup
In addition to the dancing, there was also a performance by Nigerian American Afrobeats star Davido:
Davido’s performance for FIFA World Cup Final in Qatar🇶🇦❤️ pic.twitter.com/9jFidZsP8r
Okon ‘Ediye’ Nya @iamOkon
Davido represents Nigeria in the World Cup finals. Proud moment for every naija person! Worst! 🔥👏🏼🇳🇬🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/nzfML23TrC
Among the other artists on Sunday were Ozuna and Gims who sang “Arhbo”, with Nora Fatehi, Balqees, Rahma Riad and Manal performing “Light the Sky”.
There was a lot of controversy surrounding the World Cup that took place in Qatar, but the game on the pitch created many memorable moments for players and fans.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino so this event was “the best World Cup ever.”
It creates a lot to live up to in 2026 when the USA, Mexico and Canada host a 48-team tournament.