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FIFA are reportedly considering changing the start date of the upcoming World Cup.
The 2022 World Cup, controversially taking place in Qatar this winter, will be the 22nd edition of the tournament.
Domestic leagues across Europe will halt for over a month later this year, as players travel to the Middle East to compete in the first ever winter World Cup.
Taking place across November and December due to the warm temperatures in Qatar, the tournament was scheduled to begin on Monday 21st November.
However, it has been widely reported that the competition could now kick-off one day earlier, on Sunday 20th November.
The change, which would see host nation Qatar play Ecuador in the opening match at the Al Bayt Stadium one day earlier than previously planned, is awaiting approval from the bureau of the FIFA Council.
The group, which is made up of the six FIFA confederation Presidents and Gianni Infantino, will have the final decision.
Allowing the host nation to play on the Sunday would follow the longstanding tradition of the host nation playing the first fixture of the tournament.
Official: The 2022/23 #PL season will start on 6 August 2022 and finish on May 28 2023. Note: There will be a mid-season break between 14 November and 26 December to accommodate the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) November 11, 2021
City's final match prior to the World Cup is due to take place on Saturday 12th November, with Pep Guardiola's side welcoming Brentford to the Etihad Stadium.
The Premier League Champions resume their league campaign on Boxing Day, when they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United.
Late changes to the World Cup schedule is not expected to have a huge effect on Manchester City squad members, as none represent either Qatar or Ecuador.
England's opening group game against Iran, which could involve five City stars, would be unaffected - remaining a 13:00 kick-off from the Khalifa International Stadium.
One fixture which would reportedly be moved in the Netherlands' Grup A clash with Senegal, involving Blues defender Nathan Ake.
That match would be moved to Monday 21st November, should FIFA approve the proposed changes.