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Morgan Freeman & BTS’ Jung Kook Take Center Stage At World Cup Opening Ceremony In Qatar

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From start to almost finish, the opening ceremony of the controversial 2022 World Cup in Qatar was all about Morgan Freeman today, plus some BTS “From this land, we heard a call to the world to connect, to return if only for a moment to that which can bring us together,” said the distinctive authoritative voice of the Oscar winning actor over a video of desert and ocean scenes kicking off the event.

Today was “really the first true opening ceremony at a World Cup, definitely has an Olympic type feel to it,” said Fox Sports’ energetic Rob Stone earlier.

Stone wasn’t wrong, but there was a lot of mixed messages in play too. “So, we gather here as one big tribe, and Earth is the tent we live in,” intoned a lip-syncing and solemn Freeman on the field of Al Bayt Stadium in the opening minutes of the extravagant opening ceremony.

There was no small irony in the fact that Freeman was such a big part of the United States’ bid for the 2022 World Cup back in 2010.

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