The FIFA World Cup 2022 will come to an end with the final match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, December 18. The closing ceremony will start one hour before the match and several top international stars are set to perform in it.

The iconic match will feature Lionel Messi’s last dance against his club teammate Kylian Mbappe. If Messi and co can win the final on Sunday, it will be Argentina’s third ever and the first since the great Diego Maradona lifted the trophy in 1986. 

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On the other hand, if Frace win it, they will become the sixth team in history to lift the trophy twice. 

Perfomances at FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony

1. Light the Sky

The first set of performers featured in the music video of Light the Sky – one of the official songs of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

They are Moroccan Bollywood actor and dancer Nora Fatehi, Yemeni singer Balqees Ahmed Fathi, Iraqi singer Rahma Mezher and Moroccan singer Manal.

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2. Hayya Hayya

Nigerian singer Davido and Qatari singer Aisha will perform Hayya Hayya – another official song for the Qatar World Cup. 

The African teams have produced one of the best World Cup runs in the 2022 edition of the tournament. They created history in Qatar as Morocco became the first African team ever to reach the semi-final of a FIFA World Cup.

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3. Arhbo

Ozuna, the star singer from Puerto Rica will collaborate with Congolese rapper Gims for the performance of Arhbo – another song in the FIFA World Cup 2022 soundtrack.

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When to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony?

The FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony will start streaming one hour before the final match. 

Here are the timings for the closing ceremony:

India: 7 pm IST

USA: 7 am Pacific time on West Coast and 10 am Eastern time on East Coast

UK: 3 pm GMT 

Qatar: 4:30 pm 

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When to watch FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony?

The closing ceremony will be broadcast by the official broadcaster of the tournament in different regions. 

Here is the list: 

India: Sports 18 and Jio Cinema

USA: Fox Sports