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The world’s governing football body, FIFA, approved on Wednesday a schedule of matches for the 2022 World Cup, the press service of FIFA announced on Wednesday.
Axar.az reports citing Russian media.
"Al Bayt Stadium, a 60,000-capacity arena that takes its name and shape from the traditional tents used by nomadic peoples in the Gulf region, will be the stage for hosts Qatar to kick off the tournament on Monday, 21 November 2022 at 13:00 local time (11:00 CET)," the statement from FIFA reads.
"Final confirmed to take place at 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium at 18:00 on 18 December," according to the statement. "Four matches a day throughout the group stage ensures optimal rest time for the teams."
"Khalifa International Stadium will be the setting for the play-off for third place on 17 December," according to FIFA. "The final will kick off one day later at 18:00 at Lusail Stadium in front of an 80,000 crowd."
2020.07.15 / 21:32