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FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

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FIFA has formally moved the World Cup start up by one day to give host nation Qatar an exclusive Sunday evening slot with a global audience. Qatar will now play Ecuador in Doha on Nov. 20, just 101 days after FIFA's decision Thursday. FIFA got agreement from soccer officials worldwide in 2015 to delay the tournament previously set for the usual June-July period.
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Times of IndiaTimes of India

FIFA moves World Cup start in Qatar up 1 day to Nov. 20

The surprise late switch was signed off by a FIFA committee comprising its president Gianni Infantino and presidents of the six continental soccer bodies. FIFA said the vote was unanimous.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC NewsBBC News

World Cup set to start one day earlier than planned

The World Cup is set to start one day earlier than planned on Sunday, 20 November with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 IndiaNews18 India

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to Start a Day Earlier Than Planned, Say Sources

The opening match for this year's World Cup in Qatar will be brought forward by one day to November 20, senior football sources told AFP on Wednesday

2 months ago·India
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Qatar to kick off World Cup as finals brought forward by one day

This year's World Cup in Qatar will start a day earlier than originally scheduled with the opening ceremony now taking place before the host nation kick off the tournament on Sunday, Nov. 20 against Ecuador, world governing body FIFA said on Thursday.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

World Cup set to start a day earlier than planned to allow Qatar to play in opener

Fifa expected to agree to proposal for change of dateSwitch would allow host nation to play in opening gameThe World Cup in Qatar will kick-off a day earlier than scheduled if Fifa’s ruling bureau agree to a plan to hold the opening ceremony and the host nation’s first match on Sunday 20 November.The original plan was for the opening ceremony to be held before Qatar’s game on 21 November against Ecuador - which created the unusual situation of t…

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CBC NewsCBC News

FIFA looks to start World Cup 1 day earlier so host Qatar's opening game can take spotlight

Host nation Qatar is set to play in the opening game of its own World Cup tournament after all — and on a stand-alone day being added to the schedule barely 100 days before kickoff.

2 months ago·Canada
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