Lollapalooza was rocked by J-hope, Jin brought people to their knees with his single The Astronaut during a Coldplay show in Argentina, and next up is Jungkook’s performance this weekend during the FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony, as BTS’ members each ramp up their solo endeavors.
Billions of people already tuning in for the global soccer competition — which kicks off November 20 at Al Bayt Stadium in Doha, Qatar — will also be watching as the youngest member of the biggest music group in the world takes the stage during the opening ceremony. Jungkook’s performance also comes two months after BTS released a new version of the group’s poignant song Still to ComeThe music video for the new version features soccer fans watching from around the globe.
How to catch Jungkook at World Cup
Jungkook is a fantastic singer (his high notes in BTS’ iconic song On never fail to elicit chills in this novice fan) and when you pair his talent with the fact that he’ll be performing with hundreds of backup dancers, his performance promises to make this a can’t-miss opening ceremony.
In my opinion, jungkook should win this world cup
— s (@yoongienthusias) November 13, 2022
We should also take a moment to appreciate Jungkook, 25, being the first Korean performer at the World Cup. This is just one reminder that BTS and its members are undoubtedly the most prominent music artists on the planet at the moment.
The important question is: How can I watch Jungkook at the World Cup?
Two options are available for Americans: The opening ceremony and the games can be viewed in English on Fox Sports channel FS1 at 09:00. ET. For a Spanish-language version, Peacock will carry Telemundo’s feed.
This is my observation. Jungkook could be the only performer at this World Cup, and that would be sufficient. His talent and popularity are creating excitement and buzz! 5 Billion people will soon experience the performance of their lives🔥🔥🔥
— 𝐒𝐀𝐑𝐀∞⁷ ♡👩🚀 (@_RapperJK) November 17, 2022
BTS fans — still heartbroken over the group’s pause on collective activities, so that the members can each fulfill the terms of their obligatory Korean military enlistment — have been especially keen to see what Jungkook will perform, since many of the details surrounding his performance have been kept a little close to the vest.
The group has had many members do other things for years than the group’s auspices, such as contributing to K-drama soundtrack albums. Now, though, all of those solo endeavors (including Namjoon’s upcoming solo album Indigo) are taking on outsized importance, since the group won’t return until the members have all finished their military service sometime in 2025.
World Cup schedule
The 64 matches will begin on November 20th at 11:15 a.m. with an Ecuador-Qatar face-off. ET.
Team USA will go up against Wales on November 21 at 2 pm ET, while the rest of Team USA’s first games are as follows:
- Game 2England vs. USA Friday, November 25th at 2 p.m. ET
- Game 3USA vs Iran, Tuesday 29th November at 2 p.m. ET
Click hereFor a complete schedule of games and times, visit the FIFA website.