log on to thegoan.net @thegoaneveryday SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2022 18 pages MOVIES »PAGE 18 Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) PRICE ` 8 PANAJI MARGAO GOA VOLUME VIII, NO. 153 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 PLAY & PAUSE »PAGE 15 LIVE SMART »PAGE 16 A musical feast Max out the minimal Sadh gets candid about his latest web series Musicians come together to celebrate the feast of St. Cecilia SPORTS »PAGE 10 FC Goa faces ATK Mohun Bagan test at Fatorda tonight Living the dream: Hema talks about her acting journey Minimalistic jewellery styles for work-wear Beautiful home décor ideas Second T20I: India face Bhuvneshwar dilemma against New Zealand Breathing life into roles: MAGAZINE MAGAZ 11 Goan storytellers go global Goa’s draft jetty policy and management committee Beauty lies more than skin deep in tea Cavities aren’t 12 only reason why you could lose your teeth With Twitter in chaos, some ways to protect your account 13 Car Review Hyundai Venue N Line: Sporty Frontier >> SEE PG 2 THE GREAT GOAN GRAIN ROBBERY Experts suggest ways to utilise every nook and corner of your home without losing out on aesthetics FOOTBALL’S BIGGEST SHOW KICKS OFF TODAY IN QATAR n OVER 95 PER CENT OF WORLD CUP TICKETS SOLD OUT AGENCIES DOHA Qatar will finally get their home World Cup underway on Sunday, 12 years after the nation’s successful bid put into motion wide-ranging preparations which cost billions of dollars. It is widely accepted the Gulf state has spent $200 billion on hosting football’s biggest event and Qatar will get its first glimpse at the final product at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor when the hosts take on Ecuador. Organisers say that 2.9 million of the 3.1 million tickets have been sold and they will be expecting a 60,000 sell-out on Sunday. Given the level of focus on the Qatari regime, its attitudes toward human rights, immigrant workers, the LGBTQ community and beer the World Cup host’s soccer team has slipped under the radar. The World Cup is a source of immense national pride for Qatar in its attempt to raise its Fans get in World Cup groove DOHA: The atmosphere at the FIFA Fan Festival is gearing up, with thousands of people including families enjoying and dancing to the music played by a number of DJs. Football chants have been echoing around Doha’s Hamad International Airport as more fans arrive before Sunday’s kickoff. Argentinian fans are particularly boisterous, waving their country’s home flags and banners featuring star player Messi. profile on the global stage. Qatar has never before appeared in a World Cup and faces a major challenge just to emerge from Group A, which also includes Senegal and the Netherlands. South Africa in 2010 is the only host nation to fail to get beyond the group stage, so to avoid sharing that distinction would be success in itself. Qatar’s preparation for this tournament has been going on for several years, including involvement in the 2019 Copa America and 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. But it was victory in the 2019 Asian Cup that provided evidence of its potential to provide a shock over the next few weeks. That continental title was masterminded by coach Felix Sanchez, who has been in the position since 2017 and before that was in charge of the under-19 team. The 46-year-old Spaniard learned his trade at Barcelona’s famed academy and his impact has been remarkable, with the Asian Cup success his standout moment. But the World Cup is another level entirely. “We try to maintain normality,” Sanchez told Spanish sports newspaper Marca. “We already know that there is that pressure, and we don’t have to add to it. We have our routine. We try to isolate ourselves from the noise around us and focus on getting our best performance. Lights, camera, action! IFFI set to roll today PANAJI: The 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India is all set to get off to a colourful start with a star-studded inaugural ceremony on November 20 at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Bambolim. This edition of the festival will present a potpourri of 280 films from 79 countries. The big draws will be films which have won multiple awards at prestigious film festivals around the world, like Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and Venice. Twenty-five feature films and 20 non-feature films from India will be showcased in the ‘Indian Panorama’ while 183 films will be a part of international programming. >> See pg 3 FAST FACTS Opening ceremony will be at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium South Korea’s BTS said Jungkook, one of seven members of the boy band, would perform a track titled “Dreamers” Others named as possible performers at the opening ceremony include the Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams and Nora Fatehi SCHEDULE OF ALL WORLD CUP MATCHES >> See pg 9 TODAY’S MATCH ›Qatar versus Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor at 9.30 pm (IST) Shri P. S. 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