And it was Qatar aiming for fireworks off the opening whistle. Before the stadium countdown to first kick could even be completed, the host nation started the match, trying to catch Ecuador napping with an early, direct long ball into La Tri’s box, but Ecuador cleared and avoided a worst-possible start. Instead it was the hosts who endured the worst-imaginable start. After an Ecuador free kick, Qatar goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb raced off his line, but Pervis Estupiñán was able to acrobatically volley the ball across goal, where veteran forward Enner Valencia was there to head into the vacated goal. While it seemed Ecuador had taken the lead, VAR review ruled a dubious offside in the build-up, with Michael Estrada’s foot ruled to have been in an offside position, keeping it 0-0.
Coach Felix Sanchez, in charge since 2017, is aware of the task in hand and is relying on the playing chemistry of the Al Saad gang – 13 of his 26 players come from the Qatar Super League champion – to earn the football world’s respect and offer early legitimacy to the nation’s dream project. “It’s an extraordinary day like no other. We have made such a huge effort in this country. We are all devoted to this World Cup and have invested so much.
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They’ll hope the game and its stars will do enough to banish the controversies that have bogged down both nations. Qatar vs Ecuador: Kick-off, live telecast and live streaming info Where will the Qatar vs Ecuador World Cup opening match kick-off? The Qatar vs Ecuador match will kick-off at the Al Bayt Stadium. When will the Qatar vs Ecuador World Cup opening match kick-off? The Qatar vs Ecuador match will kick-off at 9:30 PM IST on November 20, 2022. Where can you watch the Qatar vs Ecuador match in India? The Qatar vs Ecuador World Cup opening match will be telecasted live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD.
I hope it’s a great party where we can enjoy football and I hope everyone from all countries in the world, together, can enjoy this experience. I’m happy to be the ones kicking off this competition, ” he said ahead of the historical game. “We are very much aware of who we are, where we are coming from and who we are facing. We know it will be a great challenge but, in many ways, we are eager to play and are very happy to be here. ” Ecuador, with Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo and the experienced Enner Valencia in its ranks, is short of goals coming into the World Cup but is tough to break down, conceding none in its last six games since June. Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro had criticised FIFA’s move to prepone the game by a day to fit in a grand opening ceremony, but on Sunday both teams will be happy to kick-off the World Cup.
LIVE QAT 0-2 ECU, Qatar vs Ecuador FIFA World Cup: Valencia scores twice, Qatar 2022 updatesStage set! The players are out of the tunnel and the after National anthems for either side, followed by team photographs. Minutes to go for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to begin. Head-to-head Since 2000, Qatar and Ecuador last met in 2018, when Qatar beat Ecuador 4-3 in an international friendly. Qatar vs Ecuador Starting lineups Qatar: Alsheeb (GK); Khouki, Hisham, Hassan; Miguel, Hatem, Alhaydos, Boudiaf, Ahmed; Afif, Ali. Ecuador: Dominguez (GK); Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Gruezo, Caicedo, Cifuentes; Plata, Valencia, Ibarra Match PreviewThe FIFA World Cup opens with host country Qatar facing Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, November 20. Making its World Cup debut, Qatar, which has won its last four friendlies, will look to make a winning start in a contest between the 50th and 44th ranked nations in the world before facing the big boys of Group A, the Netherlands and Senegal.
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LIVE: Qatar Hosts Ecuador to Open 2022 World CupThe moment Qatar has been waiting nearly 12 years for has arrived—and it’s not going how the World Cup host has hoped. The 2022 World Cup host nation is playing its first match on soccer’s grandest stage, hosting Ecuador in the opening match of the competition, but an Enner Valencia double in the first half has Qatar in danger of becoming the first host nation to lose the opening match of its World Cup. The festivities at the bedoiun tent-inspired Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor kicked off with a spirited opening ceremony, featuring actor Morgan Freeman, BTS star Jung Kook, mascots of past World Cups and a whole lot of fireworks.
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