FIFA World Cup 2022, Highlights: Enner Valencia Brace Gives Ecuador 2-0 Win vs Qatar In Opener
FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar vs Ecuador Live: Enner Valencia scored twice in the first-half to give Ecuador a 2-0 at the break against Qatar in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khol
Qatar vs Ecuador FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Enner Valencia scored twice in the first-half to give Ecuador a 2-0 at the break against Qatar in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khol. Valencia broke the deadlock in the 16th minute after converting a penalty which he had won. The 33-year-old then made it 2-0 at the half-hour-mark, heading home Angelo Preciado's cross. Valencia, who had a goal disallowed inside the first three minutes, is the oldest player to score a goal in the opening game of a World Cup. Ecuador are at the 44th spot in the FIFA rankings while hosts Qatar are at the 50th spot. (Live Matchcentre)
Qatar XI: Saad, Pedro, Bassam, Khoukhi, Abdelkarim, Homam, Al-Haydos, Karim, Aziz, Afif, Almoez.
Ecuador XI: Galindez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Plata, Mendez, Caicedo, Ibarra, Valencia, Estrada.
Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Football Match between Qatar and Ecuador straight from Al Bayt Stadium, Qatar
- 22:25 (IST)FIFA WC Live: Ecuador lead Qatar at the break!That's it for the opening 45 minutes (+5) in this opening match of the FIFA World Cup. Ecuador lead Qatar 2-0, courtesy captain Enner Valencia's brace. The South Africa have dominated the game against the Asian champions, who had a good chance to pull one back right before the stroke of half-time. However, Almoez Ali couldn't connect his header.Live Score; QAT 0:2 ECU
- 21:28 (IST)FIFA WC: Here are some facts about the Al Bayt StadiumWith just over 5 minutes left for the start, here are some interesting facts about the venue for the tournament opener:Capacity: 60,000Games: Eight, including the opening matchLocation: Al Khor, 35km north of DohaThis stadium is covered by a huge tent-like structure and takes its name from the 'bayt al sha'ar tents' used by nomadic people in the region. The tent and retractable roof will help cool the stadium.The upper tier of stands will be removed after the tournament (taking capacity to below 32,000) and given to developing nations. A 5-star hotel and shopping centre will be opened in the stadium soon.It is the furthest stadium from Doha, although still only a 40-minute drive away.
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- 20:41 (IST)FIFA WC: Here are the probable line-upsQatar Probabale XI (5-2-3): Al-Sheeb; Ro-Ro, Al-Rawi, Salman, A. Hassan, Ahmed; Hatem. Boudiaf; Al-Haydos, Almoez Ali, AfifEcuador Probabale XI (4-3-3): Dominguez; Angelo Preciado, F. Torres, Hincapie;, Estupinan; Gruezo, Caicedo, Cifuentes; Plata, Valencia, Ibarra