While tradition has it that the first match of the World Cup is played by the country hosting the competition, Qatar, qualified as host country, will face Ecuador, who validated their ticket by finishing 4th in the South America Zone. This match will pit two teams from Group A, including Senegal and the Netherlands, against each other.
This meeting was brought forward by one day, a few months ago, to benefit from all the attention it deserves, especially with the opening ceremony that will precede it. It must be said that this World Cup in Qatar is eagerly awaited, at all levels. Both sportingly and politically. And the show is shaping up to be great, with the names of Shakira, BTS, Ozuna And Master Gims that was leaked.
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60,000 spectators expected
Indeed, this is the first time in history that such an event has taken place in the Middle East. and many related issues human rights and ecology around your organization are identified. In any case, the World Cup will take place from November 20 to December 18, 2022, the date of the long-awaited final. There is no doubt that the organizing country will put the package on this opening ceremony, not least because it is its first participation in such an event.
Although Ecuador is the favorites in this match, Qatar will play their luck bravely and will want to show their progress to the whole world, in front of their fans. Especially since he beat the Ecuadorians in a friendly match in 2008 (4-3). The player to watch is called Pervis Estupiñán. The left-back is one of Brighton’s strongmen in the Premier League and is in Olympique Lyonnais’ sights.
60,000 spectators got their ticket at a golden price for this ceremony which will take place in Al-Khor’s Al Beyt Stadium, which promises a great atmosphere. To make sure you don’t miss any games, simply add competition matches to your calendar using our automatic tools by following these links:
Which channel to watch the opening ceremony on?
The opening ceremony and match will be broadcast free-to-air on TF1, with Grégoire Margotton and his partner Bixente Lizarazu providing commentary, from 3.35pm. You will also be able to follow the celebrations and Qatar – Ecuador broadcast from 15:30 on beIN Sports 1 if you are a subscriber.