The Dutch national team is not allowed to play the opening game at the World Cup

After all, the Dutch national team will not play the opening game at the World Cup in Qatar. FIFA has finally decided to let the host country play the first game anyway.
It was already in the air that the Orange would no longer be to be admired in the opening game, now the news has become official. The meeting between Qatar and Ecuador has been brought forward by one day. This way, the host country can finish the first game of the World Cup, as usual. Qatar also wants to unpack with a big fireworks show at the game with Ecuador. For FIFA, however, it was not an option to do this if other World Cup duels have been completed before.
By the way, the start time of the first World Cup game of Orange has also been adjusted. Louis van Gaals team would play Senegal at 11:00am Dutch time, which will now be 5 pm.