The Colombian championship crosses the football world championship for several days.
Every four years, the world comes to a standstill with its football championship, the most important competition in this sport, which fans look forward to with high expectations as they hope to see the best teams and players fight intensely to win the precious cup.
Although it is tradition for the World Cup to be played in the middle of the year, the climatic conditions of the host country Qatar in this year 2022 led to adjustments to the calendar and to make way for the tournament at the end of the year.
This, plus some circumstances of the BetPlay competitionthis means that both competitions are played in parallel, a situation the fan is not used to much.
Why is the BetPlay League still played during the World Cup in Qatar?
Several factors ultimately influenced the fact that the local team continued to play at the same time as the World Cup, despite FIFA’s guidelines for completing the championships before the maximum round date, especially in the countries whose teams will be part of the tournament in the Middle East.
It was Colombia’s elimination in the South American qualifiers that prompted Dimayor to ask the governing body of world football for an extension of the deadline for ending the competition. Initially, the BetPlay League was to return for good on November 30.
Subsequently, the Major Division of Colombian Soccer reported that after a meeting of the teams that make up the Quadrangulares, it was agreed to make a stop in the tournament between dates 3 and 4 due to the Bad Bunny concerts in Bogotá and Medellín. who will be busy in the stadiums Nemesio Camacho El Campín and Atanasio Girardot respectively.
To prevent Millonarios, Santa Fe and Medellín from being affected by exercising their location in stadiums other than the traditional ones, a break window was opened between November 13 and 23.
This meant that the dates of the final also had to move another week, with the first leg on 4 December and the second leg on 7 December.