World Cup 2022 closing ceremony: time, date, performing artists, tickets, stadium

World Cup 2022 closing ceremony: time, date, performing artists, tickets, stadium

Kevin Omuya
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM

With only a few weeks left until the biggest football tournament in the world kicks off in Qatar, anticipation is at an all-time high. In anticipation of the tournament in Qatar, players, coaches, and fans worldwide are counting down the time to the World Cup 2022 closing ceremony.

2022 World Cup closing ceremony
A general view of Lusail National Stadium ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The stadium will host ten games, including the final. December 16, 2021, in Lusail, Qatar. Photo: Michael Regan
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There will be 32 countries represented at the tournament in the Middle East, and many of them will be led by ambitious teams that hope they can repeat France's success in 2018. The closing ceremony of the Qatar World Cup 2022 date and time will be on 18 Dec 2022 at 09:00 am EAT.

Which stadium will the FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony be held in?

which stadium will the FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony be held?
A general view of Lusail National Stadium as it nears completion ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. December 16, 2021, in Lusail, Qatar. Photo: Michael Regan
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The ceremony for the tournament will be held at Lusail National Stadium. With a capacity of 80,000, it is the largest football stadium in Qatar and will play host to ten games throughout the tournament. Additionally, the Lusail Stadium has all the makings of a legendary setting.

The brand-new Lusail City, built to prepare for the event and increase the country's tourism capital, would feature a stadium as its focal point. To further immortalize the 2022 Qatar National Day and the closing ceremony of the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East, the government of Qatar aims to convert the location into a community centre after the tournament.

FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony date and time

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A view of dance and light show ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022 group stage draw at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar, on April 01, 2022. Photo: Mohammed Dabbous
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Exactly one week before Christmas, on Sunday, December 18, the final will be held at the Lusail Stadium in Doha. The majority of the stadium's eighty thousand seats will be removed and given to various international athletic projects by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC).

Tickets to the event will cost more than usual (estimated between €150 to €1,500), but fans will find it well worth the investment in Qatar. Unfortunately, the host country's plans for that day remain unknown. However, as was previously said, the main celebration in Qatar takes place on December 18—the country's national day.

Traditional events for Qatar National Day include a fireworks display, a demonstration by the Qatari Air Force, including its fleet of aircraft, parades by the numerous parastatals responsible for daily life in Qatar, and an automobile showcase.

On the day of the final match, the host country will hold a party to honour the fact that it is the first Middle Eastern country to host the tournament. The event will be aired worldwide and streamed live via the FIFA+ app.

Which artists are performing in the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony?

which artists are performing in the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony
Indian Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi performs at the 'Umang Mumbai Police Show 2017 in Mumbai in January. Photo: Stringer
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Nora Fatehi, an actor, model, singer, and dancer will be the first Indian celebrity to perform at the FIFA tournament. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, the Moroccan Canadian, will be included in a music video for the FIFA World Cup.

Singer Fatehi will take the stage for the 2022 closing ceremony performance with a Hindi song. The song's producer, RedOne, is no stranger to the FIFA anthem scene, having collaborated on Shakira's Waka Waka and La La La.

Within the first 24 hours of its release, the video had over 20 million views on YouTube, becoming the first Hindi song in India to achieve such a milestone. Fatehi also worked with Fnaire, a Morocco group, to create an Arabic song rendition.

FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony tickets

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Fans take pictures of their match ticket before the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium on November 14, 2021, in Yerevan. Photo: Alexander Hassenstein
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On January 22, tickets to the FIFA World Cup 2022 were made available for purchase at online. After the championship round draws on April 1, a second phase was opened and functions similarly. Last-minute ticket sales are the third and final phase, beginning as soon as the tournament begins and continuing until all available tickets have been sold.

FIFA would like to remind all fans intending to attend games during the World Cup finals that “at the request of the Qatari authorities, all local and international fans must apply for a Hayya Card. Hayya Card is your entry permit to the State of Qatar and your stadium access (along with the match ticket). International fans will also need to confirm their accommodation plans.”

Most artists performing during the World Cup closing ceremony time will also perform on the final day. Let us enjoy the first world cup in the Middle East, as the tournament is the most popular sporting event and the largest international soccer tournament overall.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.