Qatar 2022: FIFA confirm the global competition will start on November 21

Qatar 2022: FIFA confirm the global competition will start on November 21

- Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup championship will start on November 21

- This is according to the latest development which was confirmed by FIFA

- World football governing body also explained that four games will be played in a day

- Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes

World champions France will start the defense of their 2018 World Cup title in Qatar in November 2022 after FIFA released the fixtures of how the tournament will be.

The world football governing body in their release made it clear that the 2022 competition will start on November 21 in which the host nation Qatar are expected to play the first match.

Qatar in their history have never made it to the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup and they may want to impress their people by fighting for the title.

According to FIFA, the first match of the 2022 World Cup will be played at the 60,000-seat capacity Al Bayt Stadium, while the final of the tournament will be at Lusail.

But there are some latest development FIFA made ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in which four games will be played in a day in the group stages.

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Qatar 2022: FIFA confirm the global competition will start on November 21

Qatar 2022: FIFA confirm the global competition will start on November 21 (photo: Getty)
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The early games will kick off at 1 p.m. local time, with the fourth match starting at 10 p.m. local time and finishing just before midnight.

“When we talk about the stadiums, more than 85 per cent of the work has been completed and really now, the last two years, we’re focusing on our operational readiness and making sure we get the fan experience plans in place,” Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the Qatar World Cup organising company explained.

Earlier, YEN had reported how most iconic international football rivalries are between neighbours, like Brazil and Argentina, Germany and Holland, and Egypt and Algeria.

The Nigeria national team has vast histories with Ghana and Cameroon. However, many of the Super Eagles’ richest memories were created alongside a nation 9,125km away, Argentina.

Nigeria made their World Cup debut in 1994 and have made six appearances. On five of those occasions, they were drawn against La Albiceleste.

Those 26 years have been record-setting: no two teams have ever met more often in World Cup group stage games. But what’s most remarkable isn’t how frequently Nigeria vs Argentina has happened, it’s how similar each World Cup clash was.

The South Americans won all five showdowns, yet their margin of victory has always been just one goal.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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