The FIFA World Cup 2022 reschedule is confirmed by FIFA. It will now take place a day earlier than the original schedule, with Qatar and Ecuador playing the opening game.
Originally, the World Cup 2022 in Qatar would begin on Monday, 21 November 2022, with four games daily. The Netherlands and Senegal would play the opening game on 21st November, at 1:00 pm Local Time (GMT+3). The host nation, Qatar, would participate in the third game of the day against Ecuador at 7:00 pm Local Time.
However, Qatar vs Ecuador will now take place a day earlier, on Sunday, 20 November 2022, at 7:00 pm local time. There will be only one game on the opening day, and three games on 21st November. The rescheduling has confirmed that the host nation maintains the honor of playing the tournament’s opening game, which has long been a tradition.
FIFA and confederations have confirmed the rescheduling following discussions with Qatar and Ecuador.
World Cup 2022 Reschedule Fixture:
Let’s have a look at the FIFA World Cup fixtures for the first two days following the rescheduling.
All times in Local (GMT+3)
Sunday, 20 November 2022:
- Game 1: Qatar vs. Ecuador – 7:00 pm
Monday, 21 November 2022:
- Game 2: England vs. Iran – 4:00 pm
- Game 3: Senegal vs. Netherlands – 7:00 pm
- Game 4: USA vs. Wales – 10:00 pm
The whole fixtures of the World Cup 2022 remain unchanged except for two games. Qatar vs Ecuador has been moved a day earlier. And Senegal vs the Netherlands has been moved from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time, same day.
On the other hand, England’s World Cup opener against Iran will be at the same time as previous, and so is the USA’s game against Wales.