FIFA has confirmed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will start one day earlier.
The opening match between Qatar and Ecuador will take place on November 20, instead of November 21, as previously planned.
The reason for the postponement was the intention to highlight the match with the host country's team: this tradition has been in place since 2006. If the game had taken place on November 21, it would have been only the third match of the day.
Group lineup for the World Cup in Qatar