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Qatar releases match schedule for 2022 FIFA World Cup

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we now know that this is where the Qatar

World Cup will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on

November 21st 2022 the al-bayt stadium

which in Arabic translates as the house

will be home to 60,000 fans for the

start of the world's biggest sports

event the tournament schedule is

different this time as there will be

four games every day during the group

stage at first in World Cup history

being a compact country scheduling for

matches a day is going to be quite

unique it's going to give people the

opportunity to attend more than one

match a day people who aren't attending

the World Cup get to watch the World Cup

at very convenient times just by the

fact of Qatar's location in the region

or in the world means that about 3.5

billion people get to watch the World

Cup at very convenient times games will

kick off at 1 p.m. Doha time 4:00 p.m. 7

p.m. and 10 p.m.

meaning that some will spill over past

midnight with extra time or delays it's

the first World Cup to be played in

November and December

but this condensed format allows the

whole thing to be completed in 28 days

rather than the 32 used last time in

Russia which limits the disruption to

the European domestic football season

most teams will get three days off

between games but in the knockout stage

some will only get two days of recovery

this will be the Middle East's first

World Cup and organizers believe it has

taken on extra significance given what's

taking place across the world right now

especially considering that we're coming

out of Kovan 19 I think I genuinely

believe would be the first global

celebration where we will collectively

have overcome covered and will

collectively be able to celebrate this

tournament and create a lasting bond and

that's why I think it's it's when our

starter was previously significant I

believe the significance has become even

more the format is now in place but

there's plenty of work left to do before

the tournament gets underway in 858 days

time both in terms of construction and

getting teams qualified in a world

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