2022 World Cup: Following Ecuador’s victory, Qatar became the only host nation to lose the opening match

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After losing 2-0 to Ecuador on Sunday at the Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar made history as the only host nation to lose the first game of a World Cup.

Enner Valencia’s goal in the opening three minutes highlighted the Maroons’ inexperience and lack of talent as they competed in their inaugural World Cup.

a goal that was ultimately disallowed due to offside.

After being fouled by goalie Saad Al Sheeb, Ecuador’s captain Valencia won a penalties and converted it superbly to score the game’s first goal 13 minutes later.

After 31 minutes, the South Americans doubled their advantage.

Valencia once again

In the 31st minute, a perfect lofted cross into the box by Angelo Preciado led to the second goal, which was headed in by the Fenerbahçe striker.

Ecuador won 2-0 in the opening period.

With Qatar also enjoying some strong stretches in the game during the second half, Ecuador appeared to have eased their foot off the throttle a little.

With three points more than tomorrow’s match between Senegal and the Netherlands, Ecuador is currently in first place in Group A.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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