Dua Lipa and Shakira are among the performers who have declined to appear at Qatar’s opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup 2022

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Dua Lipa, Shakira, and Rod Steward have declined to participate in the opening ceremony due to Qatar’s ongoing political and social unrest.

It has been difficult for Qatar to host the forthcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 since several nations have criticised the choice.
In addition to being accused of purchasing votes for their campaigns, the nation is now dealing with other human rights concerns.
Numerous football players, like Bruno Fernandes of Portugal and Christian Eriksen of Denmark, have voiced their opposition to the Arab nation hosting the World Cup.

Qatar’s opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Numerous musicians have also declined to play during the World Cup, and most recently Dua Lipa has joined the list.
Shakira, who was scheduled to perform as a guest, also withdrew after facing backlash for accepting

J Balvin, Robbie Williams, Jason Derulo, Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Nora Fatehi, the Black Eyed Peas, Jungkook of BTS, Nicki Minaj, Maluma, and Myriam Fares are among the performers that have committed to play in Qatar.

Qatar's opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar’s opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup 2022

Dua Lipa clarified her position on Qatar hosting the World Cup through Instagram, writing, “I will be supporting England from a distance and I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has carried out all of the human rights commitments it made when it was awarded the opportunity to hold the World Cup.
Dua, One Love.

Rod Steward was also asked to perform, but he turned down the invitation.
They made me a tremendous financial offer for the performance—over a million dollars—but I declined because I don’t think it’s worth it.

On November 20, Qatar and Ecuador will play in the opening match of the World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
Additionally, Portugal’s opening match is against Ghana on November 24 while Lionel Messi’s Argentina begins their campaign on November 22 against

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