K-pop star Jungkook set to play World Cup 2022 opening ceremony alongside Robbie Williams and Co in Qatar

    ROBBIE WILLIAMS and K-pop star Jungkook will perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup.

    The former Take That member will take to the stage to begin the tournament in Qatar just as he did four years ago in Russia.

    Robbie Williams performed at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia in 2018


    Robbie Williams performed at the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia in 2018Credit: Reuters
    Jungkook is the front man of pop group BTS


    Jungkook is the front man of pop group BTSCredit: Getty

    Williams, 48, has been slammed by critics for choosing to perform on November 20 as he is seen as a huge supporter of the LGBT community.

    Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and gay people face fines or up to seven years in jail and fans have hit out at Williams saying he will have scored a “huge own goal” if he sings at the opening ceremony.

    Also part of the performances at the Al Bayt Stadium is lead singer of Korean pop group BTS – Jungkook.

    BTS are worldwide sensations famous for songs such as ‘Butter’ and ‘Dynamite’.

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    A star-studded lineup could be completed by the likes of Shakira, Dua Lipa, J Balvin and the Black Eyed Peas who have all been rumoured top be part of the event.

    Shakira has been tipped to be involved this year after her 2010 World Cup song ‘Waka Waka’ went down as a classic.

    Fans will also be treated to a performance of song ‘Light the Sky’ from the World Cup’s official soundtrack.

    The track features Nora Fatehi, Balqees, Rahma Riad and Manal – some of the most popular musicians in the Middle East.

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    All the action will take place before the first match of the World Cup that sees the host nation Qatar face Ecuador.

    60,000 supporters will pack into the stadium in Doha as Qatar make their debut at the finals.

    England are involved in the second match of the tournament versus Iran the day after.


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