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World Cup May Start One Day Earlier With Qatar-Ecuador Game

This year’s football world cup may be moved up by a day as FIFA weighs a last-minute change to a tournament Qatar’s spent more than 12 years preparing for. 

FIFA is considering a request from the South American Football Confederation for hosts Qatar to play Ecuador a day earlier than previously planned, according to a person familiar with the matter. The FIFA Council, led by Gianni Infantino, may make a ruling as soon as this week, the person said.