The Qatari team will resume playing on November 20, one day before the stipulated time.
almost 100 days for the beginning Qatar World Cup 2022 and when everything seemed ready on organizational matters, rumors of what might happen arose. change in sports calendar It will be confirmed at this Thursday’s meeting if all members of the FIFA Council agree.
Such change will be reflected accordingly. on the first day of the competition. What the governing body of world football wants continue the tradition the host nation would have to object to the opening match and for this to postpone the opening of the competition to Sunday. 20 November.
So far, the official calendar has set this Monday, November 21 The opening ceremony was to be played in the third match of the day (corresponding to Qatar-Ecuador), the first duel in Group A between Senegal and the Netherlands.
The international press confirmed this possibility. FIFA Council Bureau (President Gianni Infantino and the presidents of the six Confederations) confirm date change at a meeting that will take place on Thursday, August 11, to continue the tradition.
Like this The opening ceremony was to be on Sunday, November 20. In addition to the first match of the competition, which will be played between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium From the city of Jor, 50 kilometers from Doha. The schedule has not been exceeded, but it is estimated to be at night (around 9:00 local time).
However, this change will not affect other participating teams. On the 21st, it will be the second day of the competition and will begin with the duel between Senegal and the Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium as agreed. Then England and Iran will close at night (9pm local time) at Khalifa International and the United States against Wales.
Until now, and while waiting for the new change to be approved or not, the official calendar requires Senegal and the Netherlands (from Group A) to play the first match at Al Thumama Stadium, while the hosts play in the third round (from 1). :00 pm) Including the ceremony in Al Bayt.
this The last time a host nation opened a World Cup event, Korea was at the World Cup in Japan. 2002. In this tournament, France (former World Cup champions) debuted against Senegal in the first duel. Then, in 2006, host Germany played the first duel of this event against Costa Rica.
Source: Info Bae