The Qatar opening match and ceremony at Al Bayt Stadium will begin a day earlier, adopted by a sudden determination taken by FIFA. This implies, the primary match, Qatar vs Ecuador will happen on 20 November whereas Senegal will face the Netherlands at 7 pm on 21 November.
It was declared on August 11 (Thursday) that the 2022 Qatar World Cup will now kick off a day sooner than initially scheduled with the host nation going through Ecuador within the opening match on November 20, Sunday. The opening match was because of see Senegal competing with the Netherlands at 1 pm on November 21, nonetheless, now it’ll happen at 7 pm on the identical date.
The change aligns with the usual custom of opening matches involving hosts or prime champions. Right here’s what you need to find out about Teams, Schedule, and extra.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Date Modified
FIFA introduced on August 11, stating “the decision followed an assessment of competition and operational implications as well as a mutual agreement with key stakeholders and host nation, Qatar. The release period will remain unchanged and take place on November 14.”
At first, the event was deliberate to be held on November 21 however now the plan has modified and it’ll begin on November 20 in order that the host nation will play the primary sport.
Why this Resolution has been made?
FIFA confirmed that World Cup 2022 goes to start a day earlier. The president of FIFA and presidents of six FIFA confederations have made a unanimous determination that as an alternative of beginning the event on Monday, November 21 with Senegal and Holland, the World Cup will begin a day earlier than.
On Sunday, November 20, the primary match will happen at 7 pm between Qatar and Ecuador and the opening ceremony shall be held earlier than that sport. FIFA made this determination to honor the host nation for enjoying the primary match, which has been a long-standing custom since 2006.
Group A match between Senegal and Netherlands initially scheduled to be FIFA World Cup 2022 opener, has been pushed again by six hours on November 21. England’s Group B sport with Iran and america opener towards Wales, that are scheduled for November 21 – stay unaffected by the change.
FIFA World Cup Schedule – Day 1 and Day 2
As these proposed modifications appear to be confirmed by FIFA, the schedule for the opening day of the 2022 World Cup will appear to be this:
November 20, Sunday
- Qatar vs Ecuador (19:00 UK time)
November 21, Monday
- England vs Iran (13:00 UK time)
- Senegal vs Netherlands (16:00 UK time)
- United States vs Wales (19:00 UK time)
There are roughly three months left for FIFA World Cup 2022 – and the most important sporting occasion has now a new begin date i.e., November 20, Sunday. That means, Qatar vs Ecuador will play the primary match accompanied by pomp and circumstances of a formal opening ceremony. The change successfully shifts up the graduation of the event by a day early and modifications the kick-off time of the Group A match – Senegal vs Netherlands, which strikes to a later slot on November 21, Monday