The Qatar 2022 World Cup will start a day earlier, soccer’s world governing body confirmed on Thursday.
“The 2022 FIFA World Cup(TM) will kick off with an even bigger celebration for local and international fans as host nation Qatar is scheduled to face Ecuador on Sunday, November 20 at 19:00,” the International Football Federation (FIFA) said in a statement, reports Anadolu Agency (AA).
“The match and the opening ceremony of this year’s games at Al Bayt Stadium will be moved a day earlier following a unanimous decision by the FIFA Council Bureau today.
“Therefore, the meeting between Senegal and the Netherlands has been rescheduled for Monday, November 21 from 13:00 to 19:00,” according to the statement.
The 22nd edition of the international soccer match is the first winter World Cup, scheduled to take place from Nov 20 to Dec 18.
A total of 32 teams drawn in eight groups will play in the tournament.