Finally, the opening game of the 2022 Qatar World Cup has wrapped up, and the home side lost the opening match 0-2 against Ecuador. Qatar has become the first host nation to lose its opening game. Ecuador was always the favorite to win the game, but who knows what the result upholds.
The game started with a Disallowed VAR goal by the Ecuadorian captain. Ecuador dominated the game from the beginning and finally took the lead in the fifteenth minute from a penalty.
In the thirty-first minute, Valencia scored a stunning header and doubled their lead in the game.
Five minutes of extra time was added, and Almoez Ali missed an excellent opportunity to score the first goal for the team.
In the second half, the Qatar National team was poised and took control of the ball. They had better positions compared to the first half. Both sides created several chances but could not convert them into a goal.
Several changes were made toward the end of the game. Almoez missed another great chance to score in the seventy-two minute.
Six players were booked with yellow cards, one of the highest in the opening game. The game ended with a 2-0 with Ecuador taking the crucial three points.