Qatar 2022 World Cup: Big Surprise As Morgan Freeman Leads The Charge At Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony at this year’s World Cup in Qatar came with a bang of surprise as iconic American actor Morhan led the charge. At 85, Freeman is far along in life and has established himself, but not many were expecting to see him on that occasion.

The iconic thespian performed alongside others at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, on Sunday afternoon. His presence provoked surprise and cheers in equal measure from around the world—a testament to the reality that he has managed to remain influential in his dotage.

Freeman was one of those who had backed America’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup. But Uncle Sam lost it to the Arabs. In a sense, then, the decision to have him lead the charge at the opening ceremony was not just to honor him but to honor the United States as well. Americans were completely taken aback by Freeman’s selection.

In his address, Freeman hinted at the brotherhood of mankind as well as the shape of the stadium when he noted, “We gather here as one big tribe, and earth is the tent we all live in.”

All eyes are now on Qatar as the World Cup begins in earnest.

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