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FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar a day early

The World Cup was originally scheduled to start on November 21st

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Graham Dunbar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks before the 2022 soccer World Cup draw at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in Doha, Qatar, on April 1, 2022.
On April 1, 2022, the FIFA President's Gianni Infantino will give a speech. Photo by Hassan Ammar /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GENEVA — World Cup in Qatar could start a day early, FIFA allows host nation to face Ecuador on November 20th One person is well known when considering plans to do so. He told the Associated Press on Wednesday in a proposal.

The person was given a decision within days by a committee made up of FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the heads of his six continental football organisations. said it could be done.

The proposal to create a 29-day tournament, rather than the long-planned 28-day tournament, has been backed by Qatari officials and South American football organization CONMEBOL, with the Qatari The Ecuadorian Football Federation is also involved, said the source.

The World Cup kicks off on Monday, November 21, with the Netherlands taking on Senegal at 1pm. Doha local time. Qatar and Ecuador, also in Group A, were due to start six hours later on the same day.

The match schedule has been finalized with the official opening ceremony for Qatar's third scheduled match after the draw in Doha on April 1.

A Sunday start for the World Cup was ruled out years ago, but a shorter 28-day schedule, which would require four games each day in the group stage, has prompted talks with Europe's influential leagues. agreed by FIFA after 13 November.

However, the match between Qatar and Ecuador will have few players from European clubs, giving the host nation a special day to open the tournament.

Opening Ceremony could actually take place before the opener at the Ar Bait Stadium, opening Monday evening slots for the Netherlands and Senegal.

The 2022 World Cup will be the first in the tournament's 92-year history to be held outside of the traditional Northern Hemisphere summer season. All 21 previous editions were played between late May and the end of July.

FIFA ultimately made the decision in 2015 to avoid the heat wave of Qatar's summer and move to November and December, but European football's major dissatisfied with closing the domestic league for several peaks, despite objections from the division. week.

November 21-December. An 18 tournament schedule was agreed, allowing the European club to play on his weekend of 12–13 November and then release players to his 32 World Cup squads.

Since the final takes place on Sunday, Qatar's National Day, players will be at the club for a full week before the Premier League puts on a traditional boxing His Day match on 26 December. You can go back.

Qatar promises innovative stadium cooling technology to overcome heat expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) during the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East, Bid to be held in June-July.

In December 2010, Qatar won a controversial contest by defeating the US bid 14 to 8 in a final vote by the FIFA Executive Committee. won the

More than four years later, FIFA changed the tournament to be held on days when the temperature is between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius (77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit).

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