FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony 20 November 2022 Qatar. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will begin at 5pm, two hours Approximately 1.2 million fans are expected to visit the country during the tournament. The opening ceremony will take place on November 20 at the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of the capital of Doha.
- Date: November 20
- Time: 15:00 GMT
- Venue: Al Bayt Stadium
- Live Stream: Fox Sports
Here’s a basic schedule for Qatar 2022:
20 November 2022: Opening Ceremony, Group A opener (Qatar v Ecuador) 2 December 2022: Final round of group games 3-6 December: Round of 16 9-10 December: Quarterfinals 13-14 December: Semifinals 17 December: Third-Place Match 18 December: Final
After the opening ceremony, the first match of the tournament will be played between the host country and Ecuador.
Eight state-of-the-art stadiums will stage 64 matches between November 20 and December 18 as Qatar welcomes the best football teams on the planet for the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and the Arab world.
The 2022 World Cup is the first in the tournament’s 92-year history to be played in November and December. The last 21 editions were played between late May and late July.
FIFA finalised a decision to play in the northern winter season in 2015 to avoid qatar’s heat, despite opposition from most European football bodies, who were unhappy with the closure of their domestic leagues for several extreme weeks.
The final of the tournament will take place on December 18, Qatar’s national day.
Around 1.2 million fans are expected to visit the country during the tournament.
Organisers said 2.89 crore tickets have been sold so far. Apart from the host country, the United States, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, united arab emirates, Argentina, France, Brazil and Germany recorded the highest ticket demand for the tournament.
As the tournament draws to a close, the promotion of the FIFA World Cup has crossed the level of madness. Qatar 2022 is going to be the biggest event in sporting history as investors and endorsers have invested huge amounts in its organization. The opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place on November 20 ahead of the Qatar vs Ecuador match and will feature a number of artists. Here is a list of all the stars who will be present at the opening ceremony and make the night memorable in the history of football.
The opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will begin at 5pm, two hours before Qatar take on Ecuador in the tournament’s opening match at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20.
Khalid Al Mawlawi, Deputy Director General, Marketing, Communications & Event Experience at Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) told a host country media conference on Thursday that the venue’s gates will open at 3pm on the inaugural day.