Ecuador cruises previous hosts Qatar to win World Cup opener - NBC sports

Ecuador eased previous hosts Qatar to win the hole online game of the 2022 World Cup and put themselves in a extremely promising position in community A.


it's the first time in World Cup background that a host nation has lost its opening video game and Qatar have been outclassed all the way through, because the 12-yr wait to welcome the realm looked as if it would get the better of their players because the team iced up.

After having an early goal ruled out by means of VAR for a marginal, and somewhat weird, offside, Enner Valencia slotted domestic a penalty kick and sent home a header within the first half to give Ecuador a commanding lead.

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Ecuador's captain grew to be their all-time leading goalscorer at the World Cup in the process.

La Tri in no way regarded below power, despite the fact Qatar did have a big chance on the end of the first half but Almoez Ali put a free header extensive from six yards out.

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The victory gets Ecuador off and running with three aspects on the board as they face the Netherlands next in group A on Friday. Qatar have it all to do as they face reigning African champs Senegal (sans Sadio Mane) on the identical day.

Gulf in type clear to look as Valencia gives scientific part

everything about this became one-sided. Qatar looked frightened from the beginning and Ecuador latched onto that indecisiveness and were absolutely ruthless. Ecuador saved things very fundamental and obtained crosses into the field and sprung into lifestyles once they received the ball back and had actual great with their passing and runs.

Enner Valencia, 33, has been striking for Fenerbahce this season, scoring 13 dreams in 12 appearances to lead the goalscoring charts in Turkey's accurate-flight. He supplied a cutting edge in the last third and Ecuador's complete team is set up to counter and check out to discover Valencia early. they are going to hope the knee injury he picked up within the first half and tried to run off isn't too critical as he holds the important thing to them identifying up points in opposition t Senegal and the Netherlands to are attempting and get into the closing sixteen. As for Qatar, they have a huge uphill task to get out of the group and it looks like the hosts might be heading out early.

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Enner Valencia: His two desires and a classy monitor up properly made the change. He's the talisman for Ecuador and the team is set up to discover him on the counter.

Angelo Preciado: quality assists for Valencia's 2d intention and the right back changed into awesome as he pushed forward time and time once more.

how to watch Qatar vs Ecuador reside, flow hyperlink and start time + opening ceremony!

Kick off: 11am ET, Sunday Stadium: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor tv channels en Español: Telemundo Streaming en Español: Peacock (all sixty four matches)

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Ecuador thought they scored the primary purpose of the #FIFAWorldCup…

but it became disallowed for offside.

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Key storylines, players to observe carefully

Qatar have been led by way of Spanish educate Felix Sanchez for the reason that 2017 and their entire squad performs within the home league. here is a tight-knit neighborhood and 5 of their World Cup squad have over one hundred caps, as they are primed and able for a primary-ever World Cup look. Qatar's captain Hassan Al Haydos has an incredible 169 caps to his name and the Al Saad celebrity has 36 goals at overseas stage. Almoez Ali and Akram Afif are also dangerous up precise, while Abdulaziz Hatem is a celeb in midfield.

📄 starting XI for our 🇶🇦 countrywide team in tonight's #FIFAWorldCup opener against Ecuador

all of the ultimate to #AlAnnabi! 💪 #AllForAlAnnabi #Qatar2022

— Qatar soccer association (@QFA_EN) November 20, 2022

For Ecuador, the younger aforementioned neighborhood are extraordinarily talented however Enner Valencia is La Tri's main man. He's scored 35 goals in seventy four outings and he's having a sensational season with Turkish giants Fenerbahce as he's scored 13 desires in 12 league games. To get out of World Cup qualifying in South the united states is an enormous success and Ecuador may still now not be underestimated. young forward Gonzalo Plata is also a participant to watch out for. They reached the closing sixteen of the 2006 World Cup and have qualified for four of the remaining six tournaments.

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Qatar quick records

current FIFA world ranking: 50World Cup titles: 0World Cup appearances: 0How they qualified: As hostsCoach: Felix SanchezKey avid gamers: Abdelkarim Hassan, Almoez Ali, Hassan Al-Haydos

Ecuador short statistics

current FIFA world rating: 44World Cup titles: 0World Cup appearances: 3How they qualified: qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (4th area)teach: Gustavo AlfaroKey gamers: Enner Valencia, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan

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