program, schedules, TV channels for this Sunday

Find all the essential information for this first day of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Game of the day:

Let’s go ! The 2022 World Cup in Qatar officially begins this Sunday, November 20 with only one match on the program, that opposing the host country to Ecuador at the end of the afternoon (5 p.m.). An important match for both teams in view of qualifying for the round of 16; because behind the Netherlands, favorites to finish first, the race for second place in group A promises to be open. Before this first confrontation of the competition, you can also get into the mood by watching the opening ceremony which will begin in the middle of the afternoon (3:30 p.m.).

Schedules and broadcast channels:

Qatar-Ecuador (Group A): 5 p.m. (TF1 & beIN SPORTS 1)

The news of the Blues:

This Sunday, in the middle of the afternoon (3:30 p.m. French time), Ibrahima Konaté and Eduardo Camavinga of the France team will be at a press conference at the Jassim-bin-Hamad stadium in Doha. Subsequently, the Blues, affected by Karim Benzema’s package, will participate at the end of the afternoon (5 p.m.) in a collective training session which will be open to the press in its entirety. The opportunity – perhaps – to obtain indications on the choices of Didier Deschamps for the first match, against Denmark, Tuesday evening (8 p.m.). During the day, we could also know if a player will come to replace Karim Benzema, package for the competition.

Statement of the day:

Today I feel Qatari, today I feel Arab, today I feel African, today I feel gay, today I feel disabled, today I feel migrant worker“, said FIFA President Gianni Infantino this Saturday morning, in response to the virulent criticism of human rights and discrimination including LGBTQ+ brought against the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Words that made people talk.

Player to watch: Almoez Ali (Qatar)

Unknown to the general public, Almoez Ali is one of the players to keep an eye on this Sunday afternoon. Aged 26, the center forward of Al-Duhail SC is none other than the top scorer in the history of the Qatar national team, with thirty-nine goals in eighty-two selections. Against Ecuador, he could well enter a little more into the legend by scoring the first goal of “Bordeaux” in the World Cup.

The expression of the day: “Have square feet”

Anyone who has played a little football in their life has heard this expression at least once on a pitch. It evokes a physical peculiarity – in this case at the level of the feet – which prevents being technically fair with the leather in order to designate or chamber a player who is extremely clumsy in front of goal.

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