Four games a day confirmed for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The tournament's opening game on Nov. 21, will be at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium

  
Soccer Football - Education City Stadium general views, Al Rayyan, Qatar - January 1, 2020. Picture taken January 1, 2020 General view inside the Education City Stadium, which was recently completed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Handout via REUTERS

Soccer Football - Education City Stadium general views, Al Rayyan, Qatar - January 1, 2020. Picture taken January 1, 2020 General view inside the Education City Stadium, which was recently completed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy/Handout via REUTERS

World Cup fans will be able to watch an unprecedented four games a day on television, spread out over 11 hours, during the group stage of the Qatar 2022 tournament after the schedule was confirmed on Wednesday.

With the relatively short travel distances for the venues in and around Doha, it could be possible for fans who travel to the 32-team tournament to attend multiple games each day.

The early games will kickoff at 1300 local (1000GMT) with the fourth match starting at 2200 local (1900GMT) and finishing just before midnight.

The tournament's opening game on Nov. 21, will be at the 60,000 capacity Al Bayt Stadium, with its distinctive 'tent' style covering.

The final on Dec. 18 will be held at the 80,000 Lusail Stadium, which, like Al Bayt, will also host a semi-final.

(Reporting by Simon Evans Editing by Christian Radnedge) ((simon.evans@thomsonreuters.com;))

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