Ecuador, the opening match of the 2022 World Cup: what time does it start and how to watch it on television and the internet

(CNN Spanish) — The Qatar 2022 World Cup begins on November 20 with the match between the host country, Qatar and Ecuador. At first, the opening match was going to be the Netherlands – Senegal (also belonging to group A in which Qatar and Ecuador play) but, finally, FIFA decided to change it and maintain the tradition of the hostess opening the tournament . The match will take place at the Al Bayt stadium in the city of Khor.

The Ecuadorian team led by Gustavo Alfaro achieved direct qualification for the World Cup after finishing fourth in the South American qualifiers. Now he will have the opportunity to shock the world in his tournament debut against Qatar. This will be the fourth world championship in which Ecuador participates.

On the other hand, Qatar, under the command of the Spanish coach Félix Sánchez Bas, will play its first game in a World Cup, as it is the first in its history.

What time does Qatar start – Ecuador

  • United States: 11 am (Eastern Time) – 8 am (Pacific Time)
  • Mexico: 10 a.m.
  • Colombia 11 a.m.
  • Argentina: 1 p.m.
  • Spain: 17:00
  • Ecuador: 11 a.m.
  • Peru: 11 a.m.
  • Venezuela: 12 a.m.

How to watch Qatar – Ecuador on television, the opening match of the 2022 World Cup

According to the FIFA document that compiles who owns the rights to broadcast images on television, the match between Qatar and Ecuador can be seen on the following channels in each country:

  • United States: Telemundo and Fox Sports
  • Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca and Sky Mexico
  • Colombia: Caracol, Canal RCN and DirecTV Sports
  • Argentina: Public TV and TyC Sports
  • Spain: La 1, RTVE and Gol Mundial (new pay channel created specifically for the World Cup)
  • Ecuador: DirecTV, Teleamazonas
  • Peru: Latina and DirectTV Sports
  • Venezuela: Televen and DirectTV Sports

How to watch Qatar vs Ecuador online, the opening match of the 2022 World Cup

  • United States: The Fox Sports app, Hulu + Live TV, fubo TV, Tubi, YouTube TV, Sling TV and DirecTV Stream
  • Mexico: VIX
  • Colombia: Caracol, Canal RCN and DirecTV Sports
  • Argentina: TV Pública and TyC Sports on their respective websites
  • Spain: RTVE and Gol Mundial website
  • Ecuador: DirecTV and Teleamazonas are the ones that have the rights to broadcast over the internet in the country