Allin 88 worldcup 2022,reported on November 14. After an exciting league weekend, we finally have a 7-day countdown to the World Cup! The opening match of the World Cup in Qatar will be played on November 21 at 0:00 pm Philippine time and 7:00 pm local time on November 20, with the hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador.
Allin 88 worldcup 2022: Qatar shows the best for the world with only 1 match on opening day
The opening game of the World Cup was earlier played by the previous champion against the weaker team in the same group, so as to introduce more viewing traffic, but since 2006 the hosts have been playing the opening game instead of the previous champion. And this time the organizer Qatar said: “Opening day only the opening game.” , clearly wanting Qatar to show the best for the world.
The opening game of the World Cup started with the previous champion playing the weaker team in the same group, the reason is that the defending champion comes with an aura, which can add to the flow and attract numerous fans, but nevertheless, the defending champion also has a cold loss after the time. For example, Argentina in 1990, 1-0 planted at the feet of Cameroon in its second World Cup appearance, and Senegal in 2002, known as “France’s second team” and its first appearance, also beat the previous champion France 1-0.
Although the last champion to participate in the opening game can bring enough gimmicks, most can retain the spectacle, but from the perspective of scheduling and fairness, if you want to give the defending champions through the quota, plus the host team, the top 32 will be left with only 30 scrambling for places, put the next World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico can have three host teams, the other teams will be reduced, despite the 2026 can have 48 strong, but still It seems very unfair.
In the case of a tight schedule (only 28 days this year), Group A teams will have more time to recuperate, so it’s not fair to let the defending champions enjoy such a big benefit, so since 2006 only the hosts enjoy this right. The other seven seeded teams were dispersed among the other seven groups to give back to the hosts, which also serves FIFA’s business benefits.
According to Allin 88 worldcup 2022, the official schedule for the Qatar World Cup is 28 days, with an average of four matches a day in the group stage, making it undoubtedly the most compact tournament. In order to give the audience a good opening experience, there will be only one match on the opening day, between hosts Qatar and Ecuador, so that the media and fans don’t have to switch after watching the opening ceremony, and the match is scheduled at 7pm that day, which is the right time for both players and fans.
Qatar, in preparation for the World Cup, has signed up a special European qualifying team to play 10 round robin matches against European giants, so let’s expect Qatar to make it out of the group.