A view of the dome that covers the Qatar world cup start date countdown clock in Doha on the 10th of August 2022
- Move will continue traditions of initial game featuring the host nation.
- World Cup sources say confirmation of the change is expected in the near future.
- For those who have tickets to the Nov. 21 game, “any disruption will be taken care of so that any impact is as little as possible”.
Qatar world cup start date in DOHA: The opening game in this season’s World Cup, between hosts Qatar and Ecuador will be moved ahead by one day until November 20. World Cup sources told AFPon Wednesday.
The decision, which is expected to get the approval of FIFA Council before the 100-day countdown begins next week, will continue traditional practices of the initial match that features the host nation.
As per the existing arrangement Senegal along with the Netherlands will play their first match on the 21st of November to initaite Qatar world cup start date, and then the official inauguration game with Qatar and Ecuador the following day.
It was reported that World Cup sources said that confirmation of the decision is expected in the near future. FIFA as well as the Qatari organizing committee refused to provide any information.
“There were discussions and agreements between the two teams, and there was a solicitation from CONMEBOL – which is the South American confederation,” one World Cup source told AFP in a statement under the condition of anonymity since there is no official announcement declared.
“We were looking to keep with the tradition of having either the most successful champions, or even the country hosting the tournament be involved in the first fixture,” the source added.
If you are able to purchase tickets for the game on November 21, “any disruption will be taken care of so that the it has minimal impact” A source from the tournament informed AFP.
In the new arrangement, Netherlands match between the Netherlands and Senegal will be moved to the time of 1pm (1000 GMT) on November 21 to start at 7pm. “It is a better time for both teams on television and other venues,” said the World Cup source.