World Cup followers will have the ability to watch an unprecedented 4 video games a day on tv, unfold out over 11 hours, through the group stage of the Qatar 2022 match after the schedule was confirmed on Wednesday.
With the comparatively quick journey distances for the venues in and round Doha, it could possibly be doable for followers who journey to the 32-team match to attend a number of video games every day.
The early video games will kickoff at 1300 native (1000GMT) with the fourth match beginning at 2200 native (1900GMT) and ending simply earlier than midnight.
The match’s opening sport on November 21 might be on the 60,000 capability Al Bayt Stadium, with its distinctive ‘tent’ model masking.
The ultimate on December 18 might be held on the 80,000 Lusail Stadium, which, like Al Bayt, may even host a semi-final.
“The World Cup is always a festival of football, a real celebration for the fans who come on-site and watch. In Qatar, with the compact nature, this is going to be amplified even more with 32 teams and 32 sets of supporters all in and around Doha,” stated FIFA Chief Tournaments and Events Officer, Colin Smith.
FIFA will wait till the draw for the match is held in March or April of 2022 earlier than assigning particular video games to venues and time-slots. That will allow them to higher align video games with time zones for home tv companions of the competing groups.
The match was switched from its typical June-July slot as a result of warmth within the Gulf state and is the primary that might be held in the midst of the European season.
Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the Qatar World Cup organising firm, stated plans for the match had been effectively on schedule with 90% of the work completed on roads and infrastructure.
“When we talk about the stadiums, more than 85% of the work has been completed and really now, the last two years, we’re focusing on our operation readiness and making sure we get the fan experience plans in place,” he stated. Reuters