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Ecuador win 2022 FIFA World Cup opener 2-0 over Qatar

AL KHOR, QATAR - NOVEMBER 20: Enner Valencia (C) of Ecuador celebrates after scoring their team's second goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo by Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2022. 12:18 pm CST.

Photo Credit: FIFA

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Ecuador had a sensational start on Sunday winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup opener 2-0 over Qatar at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

Captain Enner Valencia scored Ecuador’s two goals converting the first one off a penalty kick in the 16th minute. Valencia, cool as a cucumber, placed the ball to the right, beating goalkeeper Saad Alsheeb. Valencia hit again off a power header in the 31st minute.

Valencia is now Ecuador’s lead scorer in World Cups with five, two more than Agustín Delgado.

Today’s was the first time a World Cup’s first goal has been scored from the penalty spot.

Valencia could have had a hat trick, but a video assisted referee (VAR) review called it off due to an offside.

This was the first time the hosts have lost a World Cup opening match. Out of the 22 World Cups up to date, the hosts have only played in eleven of them.


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