The 2022 World Cup kicks off on Sunday afternoon with host country Qatar facing Ecuador.

All eyes will be on Al Bayt Stadium when the massive tournament finally kicks off.

Much has been reported about this year’s tournament, focusing on the human rights situation in the host country.

It is one of the most controversial World Cups in recent history, but organizers hope football will dominate over the next four weeks.

Here’s more information about the opening game and how to watch it.

When and where is the game?

Qatar-Ecuador takes place on Sunday 20 November at Al Bayt Stadium.

When is kick off?

The game kicks off at 4pm UK time.

What TV channel is it on?

This match will be broadcast live on BBC One from 3pm.

Is there a live stream?

Fans can stream the game live on BBC iPlayer.

betting odds

  • Qatar 21/10
  • Ecuador 6/4
  • Draw 2/1

Odds from McLean bookmakers