World Cup 2022: Qatar World Cup begin date set to alter with England and Wales enjoying on second day

The 2022 Qatar World Cup is ready to begin a day sooner than deliberate in order that the host nation will play within the event’s first sport.

Following the World Cup attract April, Senegal vs the Netherlands have been introduced because the opening match on Monday, November 21 at 10:00 UK time.

England will play Iran on the primary day of the event at 13:00 with hosts Qatar dealing with Ecuador on the Al Bayt Stadium at 16:00.

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Nevertheless, in response to AFP, senior soccer sources have been informed that FIFA are contemplating to maneuver the Qatar vs Ecuador match to Sunday, November 20 at 19:00 in an effort to keep the custom of getting the host nation kickstarting the World Cup.

Ought to this occur, the Netherlands vs Senegal can be moved to November 21 at 16:00 with England’s sport holding its present slot at 13:00.

To ensure that the change to happen, it have to be accepted by the FIFA Council Bureau, which is made up of FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the presidents of the six confederations – UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC and OFC.

Why do the host nation begin the World Cup?

The host nation have held the honour of enjoying within the first match of the World Cup since 2006, which has been custom ever since.

The final time a number nation haven’t featured within the opening sport was the 2002 event hosted by Japan and South Korea.

FIFA World Cup Schedule Day 1 and a pair of (potential)

Ought to the proposed adjustments be confirmed, the schedule for the opening days of the Qatar World Cup will seem like this:

Sunday, November 20

Qatar v Ecuador (19:00 UK time)

Monday, November 21

England v Iran (13:00 UK time)

Senegal v Netherlands (16:00 UK time)

United States v Wales (19:00 UK time)

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