FIFA sets Nov/Dec dates for Qatar World Cup

FIFA announced on Friday that the 2022 World Cup, to
be held in Qatar, will start on November 21 with the
final to be played on December 18 – cutting four days
off the length of the competition.
World soccer’s governing body had previously
announced the date of the final but the start date of
November 21 means the tournament will be just 28
days in duration – the shortest since the competition
switched to a 32-team tournament in 1998.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was held over 32 days
while the shortest 32-team tournament had been 31
The Qatar tournament will mark the first time that the
event is held during Europe’s winter months –
previously the competition had been held in June and


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