Dakar, July 14 (APS) – Qatar, host country of the 2022 World Cup, will kick off the final phase of the said competition, Monday November 21 at 1 p.m. (local time, 5 p.m. in Dakar), at the Al Bayt stadium, built in the form of a tent with 60,000 seats, announces Fifa.
The group stage matches will start at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., with simultaneous kick-offs on the last day.
Those in the knockout phase will take place at 6 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Four matches will be played per day during the group stage to ensure teams have optimal rest periods, adds Fifa.
The Khalifa International stadium will host the third place match on December 17, and the Lusail stadium will be the scene of the final, scheduled for the next day at 6 p.m., in front of 80,000 people.
Qatar will be the first country in the Middle East to host the World Cup.
Senegal, exempt from the preliminaries of this competition, will share group H with the Congo, Togo and Namibia.