FIFA make latest World Cup U-turn as opening ceremonies scrapped on Qatari instructions
FIFA have reportedly abandoned plans to stage an opening ceremony before every match due to the
instructions of Qatar's Supreme Committee. Sunday's opening ceremony was fronted by Hollywood legend
Morgan Freeman and lasted 30 minutes before Ecuador condemned the hosts to a one-sided 2-0 defeat.
FIFA have scrapped their plans for lavish pre-match ceremonies. Qatar's Supreme Committee are said to
have taken over the running of matchday events. Only a brief two-minute ceremony will take place ahead of the
first match held at each of the eight stadiums in Doha. FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he is '200 per
cent in control' of the World Cup. Seven nations have reneged on their plans to support the 'OneLove' campaign.