The 2022 FIFA World Cup officially kicked off on Sunday with the opening ceremony at Al Bayt Stadium.

Sunday's show was headlined in front of 60,000 fans by Jung Kook of K-Pop super group BTS.

One of the non-musical performers was American actor Morgan Freeman.

The 85-year-old narrated the event live and delivered a speech about the

"emotions that connect us all now".

The opening ceremony began 90 minutes before the tournament's first game,

between hosts Qatar and Ecuador.

Most of the fans in attendance were Qatari locals but one corner of

the stadium was filled by a noisy group of Ecuador supporters.

Among the famous faces in the crowd was former England captain David Beckham

who has been working as an ambassador for Qatar 2022.