Qatar fluffs its World Cup kickoff

In the stands VIPs including former England star David Beckham, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and world leaders such as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan cosied up to each other and members of the Qatari royal family. Morgan Freeman kicked off the World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar today in front of the country’s royals and rows of empty seats following weeks of criticism over the country’s human rights record.