A few days before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the figures that will be presented at the opening ceremony to be held at the Al Bayt Stadium have not yet been confirmed. However, as a result of a list that had been leaked, several names emerged, among which Dua Lipa stood out. And although many fans were excited, the British artist came out to deny the information with a forceful statement.

“There is a lot of speculation about my presentation at the opening ceremony of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. I am not going to present myself and I have not had any negotiations to do so,” began the interpreter of Levitating and One Kiss. And she continued: “I will be cheering for England from afar. I am looking forward to visiting Qatar when it has fulfilled all the human rights it promised when it won the right to host the World Cup.”

So far the only one confirmed is Jung Kook, a member of the successful band BTS. “We are proud to announce that Jung Kook is part of the soundtrack of the Qatar World Cup 2022 and that he will perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup. Stay tuned,” was the message they spread from the official account of the K-group. Pop.

On the other hand, the other artists who could perform at the World Cup are Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, J Balvin, Robbie Williams and Shakira, who was already part of the opening ceremony of Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, and if presented in Qatar it would break a record. Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha would also join, who perform “Hayya Hayya” (Better Together), one of the songs that is part of the official playlist of the sporting event.

“As part of FIFA’s renewed music strategy, the multi-song soundtrack will bring passionate fans closer to the spirit of the FIFA World Cup than ever before,” FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Kay said in April. Madati, who highlighted the importance of bringing together voices from America, Africa and the Middle East.