FIFA World Cup 2022: This year’s FIFA World Cup 2022 will start in Qatar 1 day ahead of its schedule. Because FIFA’s governing body announced yesterday on Thursday 11 August that the ruling Buria has agreed to hold the opening ceremony and host nation Qatar’s first match on 20 November. Usually this tournament is held before the kick-off of the first game. Hosts Qatar will now make their World Cup debut against Ecuador in 1900 local time after the opening ceremony at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium.
Earlier it was planned that the opening ceremony would be held before Qatar’s match against Ecuador on 21 November but now this plan has changed. Now the opening ceremony will start on November 20. This is because the unusual situation could have arisen in the two matches – Senegal v Netherlands and England v Iran – to be held before the ceremony. The plan was signed by a committee headed by FIFA’s regional federation head and president, Gianni Infantino.
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Match between 32 teams
The Group A match between Senegal and the Netherlands, originally scheduled to be the tournament’s opening, has been pushed back six hours from 1300 local time on 21 November in the 1900 slot vacated by Qatar v Ecuador. The matches of this tournament will be played from November 21 to December 18 with matches between five cities and 32 teams. These cities include Lusail, Al Khor, Al Rayyan and Al Waqarah in addition to Doha. Qatar is the first country in the Middle East to host the Football World Cup.
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