The World Cup will start a day ahead of schedule to allow Qatar to play first. world News

The Qatar World Cup is set to begin a day ahead of schedule to enable the host country to make the opening game of the tournament, Sky News understands.

FIFA is considering proposals to allow Queue The only fixture that day was to kick off against Ecuador on Sunday 20 November and instead have a third game on Monday.

Final ratification of the fixture switch needs to come from the FIFA Bureau, which is headed by the president of the governing body and includes the six heads of football’s regional associations.

This would allow the Netherlands’ game against Senegal, also in Group A, to move from the lunchtime kick-off on Monday, 21 November to the evening slot.

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Qatar 2022 – What you need to know

England’s game against Iran will be the second game of the tournament in Group B, to be played on the afternoon of 21 November.

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