Club World Cup: Heritage, Values and Passion at Opening Ceremony
Tangier - 01 February 2023- The Club World Cup opened, Wednesday in Tangier, to the rhythm of a breathtaking and colorful show, highlighting a diverse Morocco, old-age, modern, open, hospitable and passionate about football.
The audience of this edition, held from February 1 to 11 in Tangier and Rabat, was amazed by a series of choreographies, songs and music and images linking the past and the present and highlighting the beauty of Morocco's nature, architecture and hospitality.
Among the highlights of the evening was a rhythmic folkloric show with a modern touch that took the audience on a fascinating journey through different regions of Morocco.
The passion for football was strongly emphasized, with a return in images on the scenes of jubilation of the Moroccan public in reaction to the Atlas Lions’ performance during the last World Cup in Qatar.
The highlight of this moment of nostalgia was the appearance on stage of the national coach Walid Regragui, the surprise guest of the evening, warmly welcomed by the public.
The organizers of this opening ceremony also paid a posthumous tribute to the legend Pele, who died in late 2022.
Morocco organizes the Mondialito for the third time, after the 2013 edition that saw the Raja of Casablanca reach the final (defeated 2-0 against Bayern Munich) and that of 2014, which saw the participation of the Moghreb of Tetouan, as champion of Morocco.