Will the World Cup start on Nov 20?
FIFA President Gianni Infantino was asked this week to move the start of the World Cup forward by one day, to Nov. 20. On Thursday, he and other soccer leaders approved the change. Mohammed Dabbous/Reuters.
What if the World Cup moves the date of the match?
Moving the date of the opening game, and shifting the kickoff time of another match the next day, will disrupt plans made by teams, fans, sponsors and broadcasters and even the tournament’s marketing staff, which has spent millions of dollars buying advertising space around the world to mark the 100-day countdown to the World Cup-a milestone n…
Why has the 2022 World Cup start date been changed?
(Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images) (Image: (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)) FIFA are set to change the start date of the 2022 World Cup to allow hosts Qatar to feature in the first match of the tournament.
Why did FIFA change the World Cup opening ceremony?
“The change ensures the continuity of a longstanding 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,” FIFA said in a statement announcing the schedule change.