In a world where some people get up early in the morning, so does the new year.
Countries in the Far East such as New Zealand, Australia, China and Japan are the first to enter the Western New Year in some African countries such as Nigeria.
Later other Asian countries such as South Korea, North Korea, Pakistan, India and others joined.
Then there are the Middle East countries such as the UAE, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
The same is true of African and European countries.
Finally, North America and Latin America were the last to enter the Western Hemisphere.
This morning, the first day of the World Cup is on Friday, January 1, 2021.