Doha, November 21 (SO News/Agency) Ecuador defeated host Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Sunday thanks to two goals from Inner Valencia. If Valencia’s first goal was scored by VAR. Valencia would have had a hat-trick in the first match had it not been ruled offside by the (Video Assistant Referee). This is the first World Cup in which the host team lost its opening match.
Valencia converted a penalty corner in the 16th minute before scoring another goal in the 31st minute to double their team’s lead.
After falling behind badly in the first half, Qatar played well in the second half to prevent the opposition from doing more damage, although they could not score any goals themselves.
Qatar also had a chance in the 86th minute of the match, when Muntari was heading towards Ecuador’s goal with the ball. He dodged the goalkeeper and hit the ball towards the goal but it went over the net.
For the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, the host team has started their campaign with a defeat. With this win, Ecuador has reached the first position in the Group A table with three points.
Throughout the match, Ecuador dominated and dominated the game. Valencia who is Ecuador’s most experienced player and is the only Ecuadorian player who has played in the World Cup before. Ecuador’s team has more young players.