What a start to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, The host was stunned in the first half of the game against the South American team, Ecuador. Valencia scored a stunning header within three minutes, but it was disallowed.
In fifteen minutes, In an attack from Ecuador, Qatar's goalkeeper brought down Valencia and booked himself the first yellow card of the tournament. Valencia turned the opportunity and took the lead.
In twenty-two minutes, Almoez Ali makes challenges Valencia. The medical staff helps him to get relief with ice packs.
The Ecuador captain scores his fifth World Cup goal and second goal for the day.
Karim Boudiaf receives a yellow card in the 36th minute for a challenge. Towards the end of the half, there were signs that they were gaining confidence, and Almoez Ali should have reduced the deficit.
Almoez Ali missed the best chance to open the score tally for Qatar. The win probability has increased to 96% for Ecuador. In the first half, Ecuador has two shots on target with a total of three shots, and Qatar has two-shot.