The World Cup in Qatar has finally arrived with the hosts playing Ecuador in the opening game of the tournament.
All You Need to Know Ahead of the First Ever World Cup Winter Match
What Time Does Qatar v Ecuador Kick-Off?
The tournament will get underway on November 20 at 4pm. With club football having paused for the World Cup 2022 break last weekend, it is possible that those playing in the opening match could have had under a week’s preparation before the tournament’s kick-off.
This is significantly less time than previous tournaments with the 2018 edition in Russia starting over a month after the curtail of the club football season.
What TV Channel Is Qatar v Ecuador On?
Action from the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor will be shown live on TV in the UK on BBC One with coverage starting from 3pm. It is also available to viewers on different devices through the BBC iPlayer website or app.
The game will also be available to listen to on the radio with BBC Radio 5 Live and talksport providing commentary.
The BBC will also be providing a pop-up stream called World Cup Extra for build-up and post analysis of the games throughout the tournament.
Qatar vs Ecuador Betting Odds
The bookies have made Ecuador their favourites to get the tournament underway with a win as they are 13/10 to win the match.
Qatar are the underdogs of the opening tie and can be backed at 23/10 to win the game.
The odds of the match being a draw is 21/10.
All betting odds are correct from Sky Bet at the time of writing.
Last Word on Football recognise the human rights abuses and instances of corruption taking place throughout Qatar and in the background of the World Cup. Learn more about some of the issues surrounding the World Cup here.