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World Cup 2022 Closing Ceremony: Top Moments, Celebrities and More

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVDecember 18, 2022

LUSAIL CITY, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: A general view of the closing ceremony prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

Ahead of the highly anticipated 2022 World Cup final between France and Argentina, fans were treated to the tournament's closing ceremony.

Like the opening ceremony last month, Saturday's event at Lusail Stadium in Qatar featured plenty of music, dancing and colorful scenes.

Spectators watching along were impressed by the show:

Chris Flanagan @CFlanaganFFT

The closing ceremony has begun, featuring flying whales. <a href="https://t.co/8cUhyroDq0">pic.twitter.com/8cUhyroDq0</a>

Shamoon Hafez @ShamoonHafez

<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAWorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAWorldCup</a> closing ceremony. <a href="https://t.co/jxOkqzfPQM">pic.twitter.com/jxOkqzfPQM</a>

GTV SPORTS+ @mygtvsports

The closing ceremony of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAWorldCup2022?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAWorldCup2022</a> though 🀩🀩<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GTVSports?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GTVSports</a> <a href="https://t.co/CGgHEB5t1F">pic.twitter.com/CGgHEB5t1F</a>

Nizaar Kinsella @NizaarKinsella

This closing ceremony is impressive. I must say. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAWorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAWorldCup</a> <a href="https://t.co/2HUJLqCluw">pic.twitter.com/2HUJLqCluw</a>

Ian Katusiime @GenKatusiime

<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAWorldCupFinal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAWorldCupFinal</a> Closing ceremony. We are underway. Beauty. Art. Finesse.

InooroKe @inooroke

Closing ceremony begins at the Lusail Stadium in Doha as the curtains come down on the 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals <a href="https://t.co/1BWqk0DtMG">pic.twitter.com/1BWqk0DtMG</a>

George Addo Jnr @addojunr

Qatar πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦have delivered one of the best World Cup tournaments. <br><br>Very colorful closing ceremony underway πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ <a href="https://t.co/3xqOHIhVqg">pic.twitter.com/3xqOHIhVqg</a>

LiveScore @livescore

That closing ceremony 😍<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAWorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAWorldCup</a> <a href="https://t.co/6c4QM2l5UX">pic.twitter.com/6c4QM2l5UX</a>

Marwan Ahmed @MarwanAhmed_KF

This is an amazing final ceremony.

Kafui Dey @KafuiDey

Yet again, Qatar πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ is showing that they know what they're about! <br><br>Beautiful closing ceremony <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFAWorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFAWorldCup</a>

In addition to the dancing, there was also a performance by Nigerian American Afrobeats star Davido:

GoldMyneTV @GoldmyneTV

Davido's performance for FIFA world cup Final in QatarπŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦β€οΈ <a href="https://t.co/9jFidZsP8r">pic.twitter.com/9jFidZsP8r</a>

Oluwashina Okeleji @oluwashina

<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nigeria?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nigeria</a>'s Super Eagles didn't qualify for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Qatar2022?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Qatar2022</a> but Nigerian Afrobeats star <a href="https://twitter.com/davido?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Davido</a> performed at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldCup</a> closing ceremony πŸ‘πŸΏ <a href="https://t.co/sPzdTMUoVn">pic.twitter.com/sPzdTMUoVn</a>

YabaLeftOnline @yabaleftonline

Davido is a shining star 🌟

Okon 'Ediye' Nya @iamOkon

Davido representing Nigeria in the World Cup final. Proud moment for every naija person! Baddest! πŸ”₯πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‡³πŸ‡¬πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ <a href="https://t.co/nzfML23TrC">pic.twitter.com/nzfML23TrC</a>

Among the other performers Sunday were Ozuna and Gims singing "Arhbo," with Nora Fatehi, Balqees, Rahma Riad and Manal performing "Light the Sky."

There was plenty of controversy surrounding the World Cup taking place in Qatar, but the on-field play created numerous memorable moments for players and fans.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said this event was "the best World Cup ever."

It creates a lot to live up to in 2026 as the United States, Mexico and Canada co-host a 48-team tournament.