In the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Ecuador defeated Qatar 2-0 to earn the victory. The match took place on the Sunday, the 20th of November, at the Al Bayt Stadium. Due in large part to Enner Valencia‘s amazing performance in this game, Ecuador was able to prevail and win the match. During this match, he scored two spectacular goals. After the stunning opening ceremony had come to a close, the action finally got underway. It was without a doubt one of the most impressive opening ceremonies of the FIFA World Cup that was held in Qatar in 2022. Attendance at both the opening ceremony and the inaugural match was estimated to be in the thousands.
Even if the ceremony was wonderful from beginning to end, it was a terrible day for Qatar and its supporters because they were defeated by Ecuador in the first game. Throughout the match, Ecuador held possession of the ball for 53% of the time, while Qatar only had 47% of it. In this match, Qatar had 434 successful passes, an accuracy rate of 80% on their passes, and they were granted 1 corner. On the other hand, Ecuador had 486 successful passes, an accuracy rate of 84% on their passes, and they were granted 3 corners in this match. During this encounter, each of the two teams recorded a total of 15 fouls committed against each other. In this encounter, Ecuador performed admirably in all facets of the game, including their ability to score goals, which was a significant factor in the country’s victory over Qatar.
Both of this match’s goals were scored by Ecuador, and both of those goals were achieved in the first half of the contest. A penalty shot was the source of the game’s first goal. E. Valencia, a forward player for Ecuador, was attempting to score a goal when the goalkeeper for Qatar pulled Valencia’s leg as he was in their own defensive box. The referee ruled that there had been a foul and assessed a penalty at 15-minute period for the offense. At 16 minutes into the match, Valencia took advantage of a penalty kick to score the game’s first goal. After 31 minutes of play, the second goal was finally scored by Ecuador. Enner Valencia is responsible for this goal as well as the previous one. He was able to score with his head, and it was a wonderful goal. At the completion of the first half, the Ecuador squad held a lead of 2-0 over its competitor.
No goals were scored in the second half, despite Qatar’s best efforts to do so; nonetheless, Ecuador’s defense was able to withstand the pressure and prevent any goals from being scored. The match was decided in favor of Ecuador with a score of 2-0 at the end of the second half. The first match, which Ecuador played against Qatar, was a victory for Ecuador.
As a result of this victory, Ecuador has moved up to the top spot in the point table of Group A, by gaining 3 points in the point table of group stage. Due to the fact that Qatar was defeated, they were unable to accumulate any points during this Group Stage competition. In this Group stage competition, each team will compete in a total of 5 different matches.
On the Monday of the 21st of November, a total of two matches will take place. Iran will be the opponent for England in the opening encounter of Group B, which will take place at the Khalifa International Stadium at seven o’clock in the evening. At the Al Thumama Stadium, the match between Senegal and the Netherlands that will take place in the second encounter of Group A will begin at ten o’clock at night.
Qatar vs Ecuador
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Enner Valencia – (Ecuador) – 16′ (P) , 31′