Qatar opens football World Cup with message of inclusion

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Al-Araby

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman extended one yellow-gloved hand in Qatar to a FIFA World Cup ambassador suffering from a rare spinal disorder in an image meant to represent inclusion. It wasn’t the biggest moment of Sunday’s seven-act World Cup opening ceremony ahead of the match between the host country and Ecuador. The largest cheers were reserved for the Middle East and African leaders watching from their luxury suites in Bedouin-tent inspired Al Bayt Stadium. In fact, it was Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani who drew a thunderous applause in a short speech delivered in Arabic…

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