The opening of the soccer World Cup Qatar tournament was on November 20, one day earlier than originally scheduled.

The schedule for Japan's first match against Germany on the 23rd will not be affected.

The Qatar tournament was originally scheduled to start on November 21st, but FIFA decided to start on the 20th, one day earlier than usual on the 11th.

The third match, Qatar vs. Ecuador, which was scheduled to start at 7:00 pm local time on the 21st, and the opening ceremony that was built before the match, will be brought forward by one day.

It is customary for the host country or the winning team of the previous tournament to play the opening match of the World Cup, and FIFA said that "this change continues a long-standing tradition".

Along with this, the start time of Senegal vs. Netherlands, which was scheduled to start at 1:00 pm on the 21st, was changed to 7:00 pm. No effect.