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officially started the World Cup Qatar 2022 with an inaugural ceremony that met expectations: ostentatious and charged with a certain air of mysticism and supported by the leadership of Hollywood star Morgan Freeman.
The event that started the World Cup also had a nostalgic tone when remembering all the past World Cups, with a walk of all the mascots, 14 in total, from WiIllie of England 1966 to Zabivaka of Russia 2018.
The musical show was in charge of the singer of the South Korean pop band “BTS” Jung Kookand the star fahad al kubaisiwho interpreted the theme “Dreamers“.
Previously, songs from past World Cups were heard, including several iconic ones such as Shakira’s “Waka Waka” in 2010 or France’s “Copa de la Vida” in 1998, the latter performed by Ricky Martin.
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, gave a speech in which he stressed that the organization of this World Cup was the dream of a lifetime.
“From Qatar I welcome everyone, we have worked hard to make it one of the most successful tournaments,” said the Qatari.
Regarding the opening match, the selection of Ecuador easily defeated the home team 2-0 with scores from Enner Valencia, becoming the first team to defeat the host country in their World Cup debut in 22 editions. The striker is the top Ecuadorian scorer in the history of the World Cups.
The Al Bayt Stadium from Doha was sold out, adding to the Ecuadorian fans who made a yellow tide. There were more than 60 thousand spectators.
However, in a curious fact, at half time and after trailing by two goals, many Qatari fans left the venue, leaving the stadium half-finished, a situation rarely seen before.
Club Q shooter identified
Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22-year-old, was identified as the alleged shooter who attacked Club Q in Colorado Springs, killing at least 5 people and injuring 18 more.
Lee Aldrich was subdued by two officers who arrived at the bar quickly, according to first police reports, for which he was injured and is undergoing medical treatment.
The police investigating with the FBI support found two assault weapons in the establishment after the attack in the early hours of this Sunday, November 20.
The administrators of the premises described the aggression as a hate Crime, but the authorities have not determined the exact reason.
Lieutenant Pamela Castro, a police spokeswoman, confirmed that the suspect is injured, in custody and receiving treatment in a hospital.
Castro said authorities received a first call at 11:56 p.m., six minutes later the two aforementioned officers entered the nightclub.
The President of the United States, Joe Bidenasked Congress for a law that prohibits assault weapons and specified that the LGTBIQ community has been a particular victim of this armed violence.