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Qatar 2022 World Cup kick-off date changed as FIFA allows hosts to play first

Qatar 2022 World Cup kick-off date changed as FIFA allows hosts to play first

FIFA It is set to move a start date world Cup A day before even that host country Qatar can play first, the athlete Understood.

Previously, the tournament was scheduled to start on Monday, November 21, with Senegal play the Holland.

However, it is understood that Qatar wants to play first, as is customary in the host nation.

their game against Ecuador It is now scheduled to move forward until Sunday, November 20. It kicks off at 7 p.m. (2 p.m. ET). The change is believed to have been discussed with Ecuador and South America.

EnglandOpening match against Iran On November 21, it will take place on that day as planned.

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The decision still needs to be approved by the Bureau of the FIFA Council, which is composed of President Gianni Infantino and the leaders of each continental confederation (UEFAand CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC, and OFC).

The agreement is expected to be granted, meaning the World Cup will now take place from November 20 to December 18.

The host country has participated in the opening match of every World Cup since 2006, before which the defending champion would usually appear in the first match.

2022 World Cup in Qatar – Controversial for the reasons described in this article It is the first Winter World Cup to be held in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Premier League It will stop for over a month after the weekend of November 12/13 before starting again after the final on December 18. The first division season will resume on December 26 with the traditional Boxing Day match round.

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