The World Cup 2022 is a quadrennial international men’s football championship that will be held in Qatar. It will take place between 20 November and 18 December 2022. In the run-up to the competition, there have been some issues regarding the schedule of matches. In particular, the opening match will be played on a Monday, but there are some changes in the schedule for the rest of the competition.
World Cup 2022 kicks off on a Monday
The World Cup in Qatar will start on November 20 with the first match between Qatar and Ecuador. After a long battle with Fifa, the hosting nation won the right to begin the tournament earlier than originally planned. The first match was originally scheduled to be played between Senegal and the Netherlands on November 21, but the host country successfully lobbied the organization to move the start date. The final is set to take place on Dec. 18, 2022, and it will be contested by the winners of the Lusail Cup.
The 2022 World Cup is the first to be held in the Arab world. It will also be the first Asian World Cup since South Korea and Japan co-hosted the 2002 World Cup. It will also be the last World Cup to be played with 32 teams. After 2026, the event will be played with 48 nations.
Matches will be played on a Monday
In 2022, the Fifa World Cup will take place in Qatar. The schedule for the tournament is based on GMT time, and matches will start at 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm. The opening game is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, between hosts Qatar and Ecuador. Originally, the tournament was set to begin the next day with Senegal and Netherlands, but it has been moved ahead to the Al Bayt Stadium in Doha.
The 世足賽2022 will be held between November and December, with the final being held on December 18, which is a national holiday in the host nation. In addition, the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in the region between December 4 and February 2022. The Islamic holiday of Ramadan will begin on 22 April 2022. Because of these conflicts, the tournament cannot be held outside of November/December.
Matches will be played between Qatar and Ecuador
The opening match of the 2022 World Cup will feature the host nation Qatar taking on Ecuador. The match is scheduled to take place at Al Bayt Stadium on 20 November, at 16:00 UTC. It is the first game of Group A. Qatar will be making its first World Cup appearance, making it the second nation in history to play in a World Cup without qualifying.
The FIFA council of directors has approved date for the World Cup to begin one day earlier than originally planned. The date for the opening match was originally set for Monday, November 21. The move was requested by CONMEBOL, which has the right to make changes. The FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, and six presidents of soccer confederations unanimously endorsed the move.
Matches between Senegal and the Netherlands have been rescheduled
After the cancellation of the opening ceremony on Monday, FIFA has revised the schedule of the World Cup, with the opening match moving a day earlier to 21 November. The change is designed to maintain the opening ceremony tradition. The decision was made after a review of the competition, consultation with key stakeholders, and agreement with the host country.
Senegal qualified for the World Cup after beating Egypt in the final round of African World Cup qualifying in February. The match was marred by a controversial penalty shootout, with fans aiming laser pointers at the players. Senegal will rely heavily on Sadio Mane as their main attacking threat, but the team has several world class players including Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Matches between Senegal and the Netherlands will be played on a Sunday
The 2022 World Cup will begin on November 21. The first match is scheduled to be between Senegal and the Netherlands at 10am GMT. Both teams will aim to win the match. Senegal is the current AFCON champion, having beat Egypt in the final round of African World Cup qualifying. However, fans of the Egyptian team turned up to spit laser pointers at the players during the penalty shootout. Senegal’s team will be heavily reliant on Sadio Mane as their main attacking threat. However, they also boast a squad of world-class players, including goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Chelsea.
The Netherlands and Senegal will face off in Group A on Sunday, November 21. The game will now be played on a Sunday, which means that fans won’t have to travel to both cities to watch the matches. FIFA is working with the World Cup organizers to ensure that all matches are played as scheduled.