FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: World Cup reportedly to changes its inauguration date and change its opening match
Millions of eager soccer fans may be in for another surprise at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to rumors that a significant change in its format may occur less than four months before the event. For instance, the fact that Qatar 2022 will be remembered as the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East. Or that this tournament was not held in the middle of the year, in May, June, or July, for the first time ever.
The presence of female referees and the use of 26-player squads in each of the 32 national teams competing in Qatar 2022 will both be firsts in history. But the shocks won’t stop there; read on to learn about the latest change that the 2018 FIFA World Cup will bring. According to social media sources from Doble Amarilla and statistician Alexis Tamayo, Mr. Chip, FIFA is going to announce two big modifications to the format of Qatar 2022. The first is a change to the opening date, which means that the first game will be different.
According to rumors, the Qatar 2022 opening ceremony would be rescheduled from November 21 to November 20, 2022. The World Cup would now begin on this new date with an opening ceremony before the match between the host nation’s national team and Ecuador’s national team. It should be noted that this game was first thought to be the first match of Qatar 2022. However, shortly after this was announced, it was revealed that Senegal vs. the Netherlands would be the first match, breaking the tradition of having the current World Cup champion or the host nation play first.
As a result, and in accordance with the sources described above, FIFA would make these changes to Qatar 2022 official once its Bureau approved them, which ought to happen soon given that the World Cup is getting close to the fabled date of 100 days till it begins.