Doha: Ecuador defeated the host country 0-2 in the opening match of the FIFA Football World Cup 2022, which started in Qatar.
The first match of the mega event was played at the Al Bait Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, the 60,000 capacity stadium was packed.
In the eighth minute of the match, the Ecuadorian team was able to deliver the ball into the net of the rival team, but the referee rejected this goal due to a foul.
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Ecuador’s first goal was scored by their experienced player and captain Ener Valencia on a penalty kick in the 16th minute, Ecuador scored the second goal in the 31st minute when Ener Valencia headed the ball into the opponent’s net from a cross from Preciado. I deliver
The score was 2-0 at the break, Ecuador’s attack was heavy in the second half as well, but the Qatari team also played relatively better.
In this half, Qatar had two or three good chances to score, but they were lost, on the other hand, the Ecuadorian team could not increase their score, so the opening match of the World Cup football ended with a 0-2 victory for Ecuador.