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Qatar v. Ecuador to kick off FIFA World Cup 2022™ on 20 November

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Qatar v. Ecuador to kick off FIFA World Cup 2022™ on 20 November./Press Release Photo
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Aug 12, 2022 - 07:57 AM

ZURICH, Switzerland, August 12, 2022/APO Group/ —  Opening ceremony and match brought forward one day as stand-alone event; Change in line with long-standing tradition of opening matches involving hosts or reigning champions; Senegal to face the Netherlands at 19:00 on 21 November.

FIFA will seek to address any issues arising from this change in a case-by-case basis

The FIFA World Cup 2022™ will kick off with an even greater celebration for local and international fans as host country Qatar will now play Ecuador on Sunday, 20 November at 19:00 as part of a stand-alone event. The opening match and ceremony of this year’s tournament at Al Bayt Stadium have been brought forward one day following a unanimous decision taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council (https://fifa.fans/3Pj8UW2) today. Consequently, the encounter between Senegal and the Netherlands has been rescheduled from 13:00 to 19:00 on Monday, 21 November.

The change ensures the continuity of a long-standing tradition of marking the start of the FIFA World Cup™ with an opening ceremony on the occasion of the first match featuring either the hosts or the defending champions. The decision followed an assessment of the competition and operational implications, as well as a thorough consultation process and an agreement with key stakeholders and the host country.

The release period, as previously decided and as governed by the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, will remain unchanged, beginning on 14 November 2022. Ticket holders will be duly notified by email that the relevant matches have been rescheduled and their tickets will remain valid irrespective of the new date/time. In addition, FIFA will seek to address any issues arising from this change in a case-by-case basis.

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ match schedule (https://fifa.fans/3JQoOpV), as well as the competition regulations, have been amended accordingly. Source: APO Group

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of FIFA.

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