FIFA confirm the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will start one day earlier than originally planned, with Qatar hosting Ecuador on Sunday November 20.
The tournament was originally meant to kick off on Monday November 21 with Senegal against the Netherlands, with the Qatar match later that evening.
However, it was announced today that FIFA had submitted and agreed a proposal to move the Qatar match forward by a day, following talks between Qatar, Ecuador and the South American confederation (CONMEBOL).
The kick-off will be at 15.00 GMT (16.00 BST).
This means that the official merchandise marking the start date of the 2022 World Cup is now out of date.
Also, it will not change the release dates that clubs are obliged to stick to for players, giving Ecuador and Qatar one less day to prepare for the tournament.
This is already the first World Cup to be played in November and December, as the original plan for the summer of 2022 was considered impractical in the blazing heat of Qatar.