Football fans may have been missing the FIFA World Cup in its usual summer spot this year, however they will see their patience rewarded once the competition takes place this winter.
Indeed, while the event will be hosted in Qatar, we will all be able to get to watch four games be played daily across the opening couple of days of the major sporting spectacle.
The games which will start on November 21, will feature both Group A and Group B as each team in both groups will start their competition on the opening day.
Group A will see Senegal and The Netherlands clash at 10:00 GMT before Group B’s fixture between England and Iran takes place at 13:00 GMT. We will then head back to Group A and see Qatar and Ecuador take place at 16:00 GMT before ending the day with USA vs Wales at 19:00 GMT.
Clearly, this format will work for a number of fans who will be interested in live betting on the upcoming event, with the Betway Sportsbook continuing to provide them with an incredible amount of coverage of the world’s biggest sporting event.
Each of the first and second games of the group stages will be played across this format, therefore allowing fans to be able to see a lot of action taking place as they get their fix of international football.
However, this will then change when the third matchday of each group takes place, with each group having its two fixtures take place at the same time, thus potentially eliminating any possibility of outside influences and maintaining the integrity of the competition.
Of course, there are a host of different matches to look out for, with each of them likely to give football fans a taste of what is to come.
It could be argued that the opening day’s fixtures are not quite as appetising for some, however football lovers will just be delighted to see the FIFA World Cup begin after a longer wait than normal.
If you wanted to look for a winner at this point, then it might be worth considering a national side from either South America or Europe, as both these continents are the only ones to have had a winner of this illustrious tournament since it was first played in 1930.
The likelihood of an African nation, Asia or a country from North America does appear unlikely, but we will see teams from these regions on the first day, so you never know what might happen.