FIFA confirms Qatar and Ecuador will open the World Cup on Nov 20

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FIFA has confirmed that hosts Qatar and Ecuador will be moved one day ahead of schedule. Starting on Sunday November 20 as the opening match of the 2022 World Cup.

The International Football Federation ( FIFA ) has issued a statement confirming. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be the opening match. The host nations will face Ecuador on Sunday 20 November. Which has been postponed one day earlier in order to allow the hosts to kick in first.

FIFA confirms Qatar and Ecuador will open the World Cup on Nov 20

The opening game of the World Cup tournament at the end of this year will be a meeting between Senegal. The Netherlands on Monday 21 November at 1:00 PM local time or 5:00 PM Thailand time . Kicked as a second match on the same day. A request has been filed asking them to kick in as a traditional head-to-head match that the hosts will kick first.

And most recently , FIFA has approved the request. The statement said: “The host country Qatar will play Ecuador on Sunday 20 November for the first time. The opening match and the opening ceremony at Al Bayt have been postponed by one day. Following today’s unanimous decision by the FIFA Council , this change contributes to the continuation of a long-standing tradition of kick-starting the World Cup with the opening ceremony of the first leg of the tournament with either the hosts or the reigning champions.

Under the new program, the Group A game between Senegal and the Netherlands will be changed from 1:00 PM on November 21 to 7:00 PM local time or 11:00 PM Thailand time. The other two matches in Group B, England vs Iran and USA vs Wales, are on schedule.

Previously, the old champion team Will be the first pair to kick off the opening of the world cup, but in 2006 there has been a change in the rules that the old champion must play in the qualifying round. not automatically qualify for the final round Make the country that has been in front of the mat to host the World Cup. Was selected to play as an open match instead. There was this time that the first one wasn’t. But it has changed back to the UFABET same as before.