Report: FIFA is again planning to change the opening game of the World Cup
Several media claim that the organization decided to move the match between Qatar and Ecuador to November 20 so that it would be the one that opens the tournament
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 2:07 p.m
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Three months before the opening whistle of the World Cup in Qatar, and it seems that the schedule of games is going to undergo a change.
According to several reports around the world, FIFA will soon announce the move of the host match against Ecuador from November 21 to November 20 so that the host will play on the first day and the opening ceremony will be held before their match.
The main desire behind moving the match between Qatar and Ecuador is to continue the tradition according to which the host takes part in the first match of the tournament held after the opening ceremony. Currently, as long as there is no official announcement from FIFA - the order of the games on the opening day (November 21) is:
12:00 Senegal - Netherlands (House 1)
15 :00 England - Iran (2nd house)
18:00 Qatar - Ecuador (1st house)
21:00 United States - Wales (2nd house)
At first, FIFA thought of not opening the tournament with Qatar's game against Ecuador, since these are two teams with a low profile, while the Netherlands and Senegal are big teams that have a large number of first-class players. Now, it seems that the organization is changing their mind again.
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