FIFA Postponed World Cup Start Date With Additional 24 Hours
The FIFA World Cup Date has been moved by another 24 hours addition.
The Actual set date for the World Cup Qatar Startup was known to be on 21 November 2022.
It was planned that the opening ceremony will be held before Qatar’s Game against Ecuador, but now that the situation became uncomfortable that two games that went with the initial original plan, will have to be played before the opening ceremony.
The World Cup in Qatar will kick off a day earlier than scheduled if FIFA’s ruling bureau agrees to a plan to hold the opening ceremony and the host nation’s first match on Sunday, November 20th, a source close to the discussions told Reuters.
The original plan was for the opening ceremony to be held before Qatar’s game on November 21 against Ecuador — which created the unusual situation of two matches being held before the ceremony.
Normally the ceremony is conducted before the kick-off of the first game of the tournament.
The Group A match between Senegal v Netherlands and the Group B match between England and Iran were scheduled to take place before the ceremony on Monday.
The plan has to be voted on by the heads of FIFA’s six regional confederations and president Gianni Infantino but, despite the late notice, is expected to win support.
The switch to a November 20 opening ceremony and the game would allow the Senegal-Netherlands match, scheduled for 1300 local time on November 21, to kick off later in the day. The Group B matches on that day, which also includes the United States v Wales, would be unaffected.