It is this Sunday that the ball for the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup will be opened. From November 20 to December 18, the eyes of football enthusiasts will be on the Emirate of Qatar, the scene of this show enhanced by the participation of 32 national teams.
From these selections, there will be the big guns applying for the title, while others will try to play their luck to the full in the hope of going as far as possible in this competition, the first of its kind in an Arab country. , having cost Qatar the whopping sum of 220 billion euros.
State-of-the-art stadiums, with air-conditioning as a bonus, sumptuous hotels, top-of-the-range infrastructure… all the ingredients are in place for this World Cup to be crowned with complete success.
Among the selections involved, we will follow with great interest the National Eleven which will play in Qatar its sixth World Cup after the Mexican (1970 and 1986), American (1994), French (1998) and Russian (2018) editions.
The national team will play in Group F and its first outing is scheduled for the 23rd at 11 a.m. against Croatia. On November 27 at 2 p.m., EN will be put to the test of the Belgian selection, while on December 1 at 4 p.m., they will have to cross swords with Canada to complete this group stage, knowing that the first two of the group will reach the stage of the round of 16.
This remains the long-awaited objective, certainly difficult, but achievable. The important thing for EN is to make a good copy, honoring its standing and the image of national football. The team which had flown over the debates during the playoffs, facing opponents within reach, is equipped to make a good figure in view of the contingent dispatched, including internationals steeped in quality, determined more than ever to succeed in their World Cup. To do this, they are already on site to acclimatize to the conditions of the stay and to fine-tune the final settings before D-Day.
It should be remembered that before the appearance of the proteges of Hoalid Regragui, the World Cup will begin, as mentioned above, this Sunday from 5 p.m. with the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. This will be the only meeting on the Group A program, the second is scheduled for Monday, November 21 between Senegal, African champions, and the Netherlands.