WATCH FULL HIGHLIGHTS OF QATAR VS ECUADOR- 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP OPENING FIXTURE
Qatar became the first host Nation to lose their World Cup opening match as Ecuador won 2-0 against the hosts, with Enner Valencia scoring twice in the tournament’s opening match on Sunday.
Asian champions Qatar enjoyed the support of the majority of the audience at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium but were unable to follow a flashy opening ceremony with a standout performance.
Ecuador thought they had a dream start as they silenced the home fans as Valencia headed in, only for VAR to deny the goal due to offside in a match-fixing situation.
Valencia broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 16th minute and doubled the lead after just half an hour.
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