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FIIFA has officially announced the new start date for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

According to FIFA, the start date of the 2022 World Cup has been moved from Monday, November 21, to Sunday, November 20.

Instead of the match between Senegal and the Netherlands, the opening match will now be between Qatar and Ecuador.

Thursday, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the leaders of the six continental soccer associations convened in a committee and unanimously voted to confirm this.

“The amendment ensures the continuance of a long-standing tradition of beginning the FIFA World Cup with a ceremony on the occasion of the first game involving either the hosts or the underdogs,”

FIFA issued a statement stating, “The decision was based on an evaluation of the competition and its operational implications, as well as an extensive consultation process and an agreement with key stakeholders and the host nation.”

With the conclusion coming on Sunday, December 18, the duration of the tournament has increased to 29 days.

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