Second test for Qatar. After failing to enter the sporting scene on Sunday 20 November against Ecuador, the host country faces a logistical test with the organization of three matches within a restricted perimeter and the management of the supporters that goes with it. How will the Qatari authorities manage these unprecedented population flows in a country of less than 3 million inhabitants? Response during this day of Monday which will be marked by the England-Iran meeting, which will be scrutinized for political reasons. Follow our live.
Three games on the schedule. The second day of the World Cup opens at 2 p.m. with the meeting between England and Iran in group B. At 5 p.m., Senegal deprived of Sadio Mané will face the Netherlands in group A. Finally, at 5 p.m. 8 p.m., Wales face the United States in the second match of Group B.
A first challenge for the organizers. Qatar passes a major logistical test with three games in Doha on Monday. For the first time in a modern World Cup, Monday’s matches will take place in a reduced area. The Ahmed Ben Ali (40,000 seats), Al Thumama (40,000 seats) and Khalifa (40,000 seats) stadiums are only a few kilometers apart.
Which armband for Harry Kane? England captain Harry Kane could be Monday the first captain to wear a “One Love” armband in favor of diversity, thus dribbling the instructions of Fifa. Anyway, Kane and his partners should kneel down just before kick-off, a gesture that England has been practicing for many months to denounce all forms of discrimination.