HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized on Friday evening the opening ceremony of the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 at Lusail Stadium.
The opening ceremony was attended by HH Personal Representative of HH the Amir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Also, HE Speaker of the Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al Ghanim, several Their Excellencies Sheikhs and ministers, and Their Excellencies ambassadors accredited to the State of Qatar attended the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony was also attended by HE President of FIFA Gianni Infantino and HE President of the Asian Football Confederation Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, along with dignitaries from brotherly and friendly countries, heads of delegations, and heads of Arab and foreign Olympic committees and associations, and a huge audience.
The ceremony commenced with artistic and cultural performances, featuring live segments that highlighted the significant literary heritage of Asia, in addition to narrative chapters inspired by the diverse and rich cultures of the participating countries.
Afterwards, HH the Amir witnessed the opening match of the tournament between Qatar's national football team and the brotherly Lebanese team, which ended with team Qatar team winning the opening match 3-0.