Qatar 0-2 Ecuador | Highlights & Analysis | World Cup 2022

The 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar kicked off on Sunday evening with the host nation taking on South American side Ecuador at Al Bayt.

It was supposed to be a tough game, with home team Qatar preparing for the match and the tournament for months.

The Qataris have a reputation of playing good and passing football, and given that they were the home team, they were expected to at least pick up a point from the encounter.

However, it was Ecuador who won the opening game at the Qatar World Cup 2-0 with ease.

Enner Valencia scored both the goals for the South American side.

The former West Ham United forward scored in the 16th minute from the penalty spot.

Qatar goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb brought Valencia down in the box, and the 33-year-old himself stepped up and successfully converted the spot kick.

It was Valencia who scored Ecuador’s second goal on 31 minutes when he powered in a header.

Valencia had actually scored in the opening minutes of the match with a header from close range, but the goal was ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee.

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