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Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights: Ecuador opened the World Cup with a resounding 0-2 victory by Valencia’s 2 goals, making Qatar the 1st host nation to lose a game.

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights- Ecuador won the game by 0-2

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights

The final score and outcome of Qatar vs. Ecuador, the World Cup is underway as Valencia doubles down on the unfortunate hosts.

In the 1st match Qatar vs. Ecuador of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Ecuador easily defeated hosts Qatar with two goals from Enner Valencia in the first half. The result was a straightforward 2-0 victory for Ecuador.

Valencia’s early header stood for a tenuous offside call against teammate Michael Estrada. Still, he didn’t have to wait long to rejoice after winning and calmly scoring a penalty in the 16th minute.

As a result, the Ecuadorian captain became the first player in his nation’s history to score four goals in the World Cup finals. He added a fifth goal just after the halfway point by heading in a gorgeous right-wing cross from Angelo Preciado.

Almoez Ali, Qatar’s joint-record scorer, regret missing a great opportunity just before halftime. Still, Felix Sanchez’s team fell far short of the low-key rising pre-game expectations as they lost badly in Qatar vs Ecuador.

Qatar vs Ecuador – Goals

ECU — Enner Valencia — 16th min (pen)
ECU — Enner Valencia — 31st min (Angelo Preciado)

When Saad Al-Sheeb failed to block a corner kick, and Valencia headed the ball into an open net, the goalkeeper saved the shot by early intervention.

Qatar’s No. 1 did not capitalize on the opportunity when he clumsily tackled Valencia in the area shortly after, forcing referee Daniele Orsato to call a foul after the Ecuador striker sprinted onto Estrada’s expertly weighted through ball.

From the ensuing penalty, Valencia patiently waited to send Al-Sheeb the wrong way, and his second goal, which he arrowed into the bottom left corner, was equally clinical.

The main worry for Ecuador manager Gustavo Alfaro came as the game’s hero, Valencia, walked out with a knee injury 15 minutes later. Estrada then missed his chance as the goal his work rate merited beckoned following some beautiful work by Gonzalo Plata.

Mohammed Muntari, a substitute, touched the top of the net with a late attempt, but Qatar had very little to cheer about.

Qatar vs Ecuador – Man of the match – Enner Valencia

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights- Ecuador won the game by 0-2

Man of the match | Enner Valencia

After scoring his fourth and fifth goals in the tournament, Enner Valencia became the oldest player to score the tournament’s first goal. He is now Ecuador’s all-time leading scorer at the World Cup. In addition, Valencia became the first player to score five straight World Cup goals for a South American team, including all three of their goals in Brazil in 2014.

What Did The Managers Say Post-Match

After the Qatar vs Ecuador match Gustavo Alfaro, the manager of Ecuador “It was a huge triumph. As is customary, there is extra pressure and tension during the opening World Cup match. We knew we would experience that. At this World Cup, our team is the youngest.

Winning was the most important thing. We performed as we pleased. Although I’m not satisfied, I’m at least content that we took the necessary action. To advance to the round of 16, we must make several progress.

There is no question that Enner Valencia will play great against the Netherlands.”

What Does The Outcome Imply?

Ecuador is in first place in Group A, followed by Qatar and the teams that will play on Monday, Senegal and the Netherlands.

On Friday, November 25, at 4 p.m., Ecuador will play the Netherlands, and at 1 p.m., Qatar will host Senegal.

The Group A winners will compete against Group B’s runners-up, which consists of England, Wales, the United States & Iran. The Group A runner-up will compete against the Group B champions.

Qatar vs Ecuador Squads | FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar (5-3-2):

Saad Alsheeb, Pedro Miguel, Boualem Khoukhi, Bassam Hisham, Abdelkarim Hassan, Homam Ahmed, Abdulaziz Hatem, Hassan Alhaydos, Karim Boudiaf, Akram Afif, Almoez Ali.


Mohammed Waad, Tarek Salman, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Yousof Hassan, Meshaal Barsham, Ali Assaballa, Mohammed Muntari, Musaab Khidir, Ismail Mohamad, Khalid Muneer, Salem Al Hajri, Assim Madibo, Naif Abdulraheem, Jassem Gaber, Mostafa Tarek Meshaal.

Ecuador (4-4-2):

Galindez, A Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Plata, Mendez, Caicedo, Ibarra, Valencia, Estrada.


Arboleda, Cifuentes, Pacho, Gruezo, E Preciado, Ramirez, Arreaga, Mena, Sarmiento, Palacios, Franco, Dominguez, Reasco, Porozo, Rodriguez.