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Qatar football World Cup to start a day earlier to give hosts opening game

Updated on: 11 August,2022 10:08 AM IST  |  Berlin
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The match between Qatar and Ecuador on November 20 would start at 7pm (1700 GMT) at Al Bayt Stadium. FIFA is yet to comment on the issue

Qatar football World Cup to start a day earlier to give hosts opening game

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The upcoming football World Cup is to start a day earlier than planned to allow hosts Qatar playing the first match.


DPA and other media have learnt that the council of the world governing body FIFA is dealing with an according request.
 
The match between Qatar and Ecuador on November 20 would start at 7pm (1700 GMT) at Al Bayt Stadium. FIFA is yet to comment on the issue. 



Under the original tournament format the game would have been the third of four matches scheduled for the first day, November 21, starting with the Netherlands v Senegal and the other games being England v Iran and the United States v Wales.


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