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FIFA may postpone the opening match of the World Cup in Qatar.


The International Football Federation (FIFA) may postpone the opening match of the 2022 World Cup to November 20 and hold it between the national teams of Qatar and Ecuador. This was reported on Wednesday by the Spanish newspaper Marca.


Initially, the teams of Qatar and Ecuador were supposed to play the opening match on November 21, but their meeting was postponed to 19:00 Moscow time, in connection with this, the opening match was a meeting between the teams of Senegal and the Netherlands, which should take place at the Al-Tumama Stadium in Doha on November 21 and begin at 13:00 Moscow time. The reason for the possible postponement to November 20 is due to the fact that several matches will already be played before the opening match, which contradicts the traditions of the championship. Since 2006, the first match has been played by the host country's national team.


In order for the postponement of the match to be approved, the FIFA council must vote for it, which includes the president of the organization Gianni Infantino and the presidents of six confederations — the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Confederation of Football of North and Central America and the Caribbean the Caribbean (CONCACAF), the African Football Confederation (CAF) and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).


The FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022 in five cities at eight stadiums in Qatar. April 1 at The draw for the group stage of the World Cup took place in Doha. The teams of Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands will play in Group A, the teams of England, Iran, the USA and Wales, in Group C — the national teams of Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland, in group D — the teams of Australia, Denmark, Tunisia and the reigning French world champions, in group E — the teams of Costa Rica, Spain, Germany and Japan, in group F — the teams of Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia, in group G — the teams of Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon, in Group H — teams of Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.


At the end of February , FIFA and UEFA has temporarily suspended Russian clubs and national teams from participating in international competitions due to the situation on Ukraine. Due to the suspension, the Russian national team could not compete for a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in the play-off matches of the qualifying tournament.

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