The World Cup will now start on 20 November, a day earlier than planned. Photo: Shutterstock
The World Cup will now start on 20 November, a day earlier than planned. Photo: Shutterstock

Fifa officially advances World Cup by a day for Qatar

  • The opening match and ceremony of this year’s tournament at Al Bayt Stadium have been brought forward a day following a unanimous decision taken by Fifa
  • Fifa said host country Qatar will now play Ecuador on Sunday 20 November as part of a stand-alone event

The World Cup will now start on 20 November, a day earlier than planned. Photo: Shutterstock
The World Cup will now start on 20 November, a day earlier than planned. Photo: Shutterstock
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