FIFA is revising the schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
According to sources, FIFA is revising the schedule of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which might cause the World Cup to begin one day sooner.
Previously, the FIFA World Cup opening was scheduled to begin on Monday, November 21, with Senegal playing the Netherlands.
Now the tournament kickoff with Qatar’s match versus Ecuador on November 20 at 19:00.
The decision to move up the opening match and ceremony of this year’s tournament at Al Bayt Stadium was taken by a majority vote today following discussions within The FIFA Council.
The match between Senegal and the Netherlands has been moved from 1 pm to 7 pm on Monday, November 21.
The modification guarantees the continuation of a long-standing custom that sees an opening ceremony marking the beginning of the FIFA World Cup on the occasion of the first game involving either the hosts or the reigning champions.
Following an evaluation of the competition and its operational ramifications, extensive engagement with key stakeholders, and agreement with the host nation, the decision was made.
Beginning on November 14, 2022, the release period will continue to be governed by the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, as previously decided and decided.
Tickets will remain valid regardless of the revised date/time, and ticket holders will get proper notification via email that the relevant matches have been rescheduled.
FIFA will also work to rectify any problems brought on by this modification on a case-by-case basis.
The competition rules and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match schedule have both been updated to reflect this.