Originally this year’s World Cup was supposed to start on Monday 21 November with the Senegal-Netherlands match. It was supposed to be only the third meeting between the Qataris and the Ecuadorians. In August, it was decided The World Cup will start one day earlier than originally planned.All this in order for the hosts, who did not have to compete in the qualifying rounds and will be the only newcomers in this year’s tournament, to be on the field first.
Ecuador, which ranked fourth in the South American qualifiers, the last one that guaranteed direct qualification for the tournament, was allowed to play in Qatar recently afterThe Court of Arbitration for Sport of Lausanne (CAS) has made a judgment regarding a player whose status has been challenged by the Chilean FA. The charges relate to defender Byron Castillo, who – it was alleged – played on false documents in the playoffs.
Qatar and Ecuador: When is the opening match of the World Cup?
The opening meeting of the 22nd World Championship will be held On Sunday 20 November in Al Khor at Al Bayt Stadium, which has a capacity of 60,000 spectators, and is one of eight stadiums prepared specifically for this event.
The first whistle Italian referee Daniele Orsato (Tomas Listkiewicz will be one of the VAR referees). 5 pm Polish time. An hour earlier, the festive ceremonies for the first World Cup in the Middle East will begin. Online coverage on eurosport.pl.
In the FIFA rankings, Ecuador is 44th and Qatar is 50th. Of all the participants in the event, only Saudi Arabia (51st) and Ghana (61st) are below.
In the opening matches, played first, or – in the case of the parallel – preceded by the event’s opening ceremony, the home team have played nine times so far and never lost (and only once missed out on the group – South Africa in 2010). Will the Qataris continue this line?
A few days before the opening match, a shocking rumor spread in the media. Amjad Taha, the regional director of the British Center for Middle East Studies and Research, was briefed on the information The World Cup hosts reportedly bribed Ecuadorian players to “surrender” in the opening match. However, no evidence has been presented confirming his revelation.
In addition to Qatar and Ecuador, Group A will also see the Dutch and Senegalese national team.
World Cup opening matches:
July 13, 1930 Uruguay, Montevideo: France – Mexico 4: 1 (3: 0)
May 27, 1934 Italy, Rome: Germany – Belgium 5: 2 (1: 2)
June 4, 1938 France, Paris: Switzerland – Germany 1: 1 (1: 1, 1: 1)
June 24, 1950 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro: Brazil-Mexico 4-0 (1-0)
June 16, 1954 Switzerland, Lausanne: Yugoslavia-France 1-0 (1-0)
June 8, 1958 Sweden, Stockholm: Sweden-Mexico 3-0 (1-0)
May 30, 1962 Chile, Santiago: Chile – Switzerland 3: 1 (1: 1)
July 11, 1966 England, London: England – Uruguay 0-0
May 31, 1970 Mexico, Mexico: Mexico – USSR 0-0
June 13, 1974 West Germany, Frankfurt: Yugoslavia – Brazil 0: 0
June 1, 1978 Argentina, Buenos Aires: West Germany – Poland 0: 0
June 13, 1982 Spain, Barcelona: Belgium-Argentina 1-0 (0-0)
May 31, 1986 Mexico, Mexico: Bulgaria-Italy 1-1 (0-1)
June 8, 1990 Italy, Milan: Argentina – Cameroon 0: 1 (0: 0)
June 17, 1994 USA, Chicago: Germany – Bolivia 1: 0 (0: 0)
June 10, 1998 France, Paris: Brazil – Scotland 2: 1 (1: 1)
May 31, 2002 South Korea/Japan, Seoul: France 0-1 Senegal (0-1)
June 9, 2006 Germany, Munich: Germany – Costa Rica 4: 2 (2: 1)
June 11, 2010 South Africa, Johannesburg: South Africa-Mexico 1-1 (0-0)
June 12, 2014 Brazil, Sao Paulo: Brazil – Croatia 3: 1 (1: 1)
June 14, 2018 Russia, Moscow: Russia – Saudi Arabia 5: 0 (2: 0)
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