Qatar will open the FIFA World Cup Sunday before global leaders and soccer fans worldwide.
It’s the first time it will be held in a Middle Eastern country and the first time it will be played in the fall and winter because of Qatar's climate.
Qatar and Ecuador will start the monthlong competition at 11 a.m. Eastern time.
How does the World Cup work?
Thirty-two groups, 64 matches, 29 days. Prepare for a banquet of soccer. There are eight gatherings of four groups, with the best two progressing to the 16-group knockout stage.
There will be four consecutive games each day — indeed, four! — for the more significant part of the initial two arrangements of gathering games, then, at that point, synchronous opening shots for the last two games in each gathering.
There'll be no break for the knockout stage, which starts the day after the gathering stage closes. The primary day without soccer is December 7 — the seventeenth day of rivalry.
The World Cup last is set for December 18.
US Men's Team names captain, will play Monday
Tyler Adams will lead the US group at the World Cup at 23, the most youthful of the current year's competition and the most youthful for the Americans at the soccer grandstand since Walter Bahr in 1950.
Of the remainder of the 32 chiefs declared during the current year's Reality Cup, Adams is just the second under 30 years of age. Britain forward Harry Kane is 29 and has captained the Three Lions since the 2018 World Cup when he was 24.
US mentor Gregg Berhalter made the announcement Sunday, the day preceding the Americans playing Grains in their most memorable World Cup match beginning around 2014.
"He leads by his activities and his words," Berhalter said.
He will end up being the primary African-American to wear the armband for the US all through a World Cup.
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