Fifa held the draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on April 1st, a tournament that has had many atypical things , starting with the date of the dispute: from always being played during the European summer, now it happened at the end of November and the beginning of December, for climatic reasons.
When the ceremony took place, a fact caught our attention: the opening match, as the calendar was left, will not have either the defending champion of the tournament, as it happened until 2002, nor the local team, as it had been doing since 2006. .
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This is the schedule for the Qatar 2022 World Cup today
In the calendar that was disclosed on the official Fifa website, the first scheduled game features Netherlands and Senegal, on November 21, at 5 a.m. the morning, Colombian time.
The debut of the local team will be, according to the same programming, that same day, but at 11 in the morning in Colombia, when it faces the Ecuadorian team. And before that there will be another game: at 8 a.m. m. England and Iran will play.
Everything seems to indicate that what happened is due to a programming error of the matches and now, the organizing committee would be on the way to correct it, for which the calendar would have a change.
Why would the World Cup start a day earlier?
The Spanish statistician Alexis Martín Tamayo, better known as @ 2010MisterChip, assured on his social networks that the Qatar World Cup will start one day earlier than planned, on November 20.
According to @2010MisterChip, the game between Qatar and Ecuador would be brought forward to hold an opening ceremony and maintain the tradition of the last World Cups, in which the local team is the protagonist of the first game.
La Copa del Mundo no empezará el 21-noviembre (lunes) sino el 20 (domingo). Ese día se celebrará la ceremonia de apertura y, a continuación, se disputará un único encuentro, Catar-Ecuador que, por lo tanto, será el partido inaugural.
— MisterChip (Alexis) (@2010MisterChip) August 9, 2022
The same version was filmed by Argentine journalist Martín Líberman, adding that the change of date would be made at the request of the Qatar Football Federation.
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< br>Until now, Fifa has not officially ruled on the matter, so we will have to wait for confirmation. The truth is that the theme of the programming of this World Cup has been unusual, in part, also, due to the covid-19 pandemic, which forced the qualifiers to be delayed and the World Cup draw to be held without knowing everyone. classified teams.
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