With the FIFA World Cup in Qatar coming into its closing spherical of group video games, there will likely be adjustments in timings of the matches.
From November 29, two matches of the identical group will likely be performed concurrently as a substitute of at totally different instances as within the first and second rounds of group fixtures.
Why has the format modified?
To know why that is being achieved, one wants to return to the 1982 World Cup in Spain. A bunch match between West Germany and Austria on the El Molinon stadium in Gijon, Spain, on June 25, which later got here to be often known as the ‘Shame of Gijon.’
Algeria had a memorable begin to the version because it beat West Germany 2-1 on the opening day. With the win, Algeria turned the primary African group to beat a European group on the soccer World Cup. It misplaced 0-2 to Austria in its second match earlier than ending its group stage with a 3-2 win in opposition to Chile. With two wins, Algeria additionally turned the first-ever African group to win twice at a World Cup.
With Algeria enjoying its closing group match a day earlier than West Germany and Austria, the qualification eventualities have been clear for each European groups.
A West Germany win by one or two objectives would have seen the Germans and Austria qualify based mostly on objective distinction. A West Germany win by 4 objectives or extra would have been seen the previous qualify with Algeria. A West Germany win by precisely three objectives would have despatched Algeria and Austria to the following tiebreaker (objectives scored). In that state of affairs, the place West Germany had gained by a margin of three and a tiebreaker occurred between the opposite two sides, Austria may have certified provided that it scored two objectives or extra in its defeat ( i.e 5-2 or 6-3 and so on.)
Within the match, the Germans bagged only one objective within the first 10 minutes. Because the match progressed, the tempo of the match step by step deteriorated, and there was no seen effort to play by both group, and West Germany gained 1-0.
What was the end result of the ‘Shame of Gijon’?
West Germany and Austria have been accused of fixing the consequence, permitting each the European nations to qualify. However FIFA dominated that neither group had damaged any rule in principle.
Because the ‘Shame of Gijon’, FIFA revised the construction of group video games for future tournaments the place the ultimate two video games in every group could be performed concurrently in order that such eventualities don’t come up.
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The place to look at the 2 FIFA World Cup 2022 closing group stage matches taking place collectively on the similar time?
|Day, Date and Time||Group Matches||Platforms|
|Tuesday, November 29 – 8:30PM IST||Group A – Ecuador vs Senegal||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1, MTV HD|
|Tuesday, November 29 – 8:30PM IST||Group A – Netherlands vs Qatar||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1 HD, MTV SD|
|Wednesday, November 30 – 12:30AM IST||Group B – Iran vs USA||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1 HD, MTV SD|
|Wednesday, November 30 – 12:30AM IST||Group B – Wales vs England||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1, MTV HD|
|Wednesday, November 30 – 8:30PM IST||Group D – Tunisia vs France||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1, MTV HD|
|Wednesday, November 30 – 8:30PM IST||Group D – Australia vs Denmark||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1 HD, MTV SD|
|Thursday, December 1 – 12:30AM IST||Group C – Poland vs Argentina||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1, MTV HD|
|Thursday, December 1 – 12:30AM IST||Group C – Saudi Arabia vs Mexico||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1 HD, MTV SD|
|Thursday, December 1 – 8:30PM IST||Group F – Canada vs Morocco||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1 HD, MTV SD|
|Thursday, December 1 – 8:30PM IST||Group F – Croatia vs Belgium||JioCinema, Sports18 – 1, MTV HD|
(Listings to be up to date as and when official broadcaster publicizes)