World Cup 2022: Qatar, the host country, suffers a defeat at the hands of Ecuador
In the opening game of Group A of the 2022 World Cup, Ecuador surprised Qatar.
Ecuador will depend on Enner Valencia, one of its players, to make the difference.
The Fenerbahçe striker opened the scoring in the 16th minute from the penalty spot after a goal was refused in the opening minutes for being offside.
A first goal that destabilized the Qataris who seemed overwhelmed on the field, conceding a second goal in the first half on a powerful header of the first striker Enner Valencia (31st). A double that allows the South Americans to take an advantage.
At the end of the first half, Qatar presented a threat, but Almoez Ali’s header was just too off to narrow the gap. For the Qataris, the second half was likewise unsatisfactory.