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Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Valencia's brace helps ECU spoil party for QAT with 2-0 win in opener

Qatar vs Ecuador Football World Cup 2022 Highlights: Ecuador won 2-0 vs Qatar in the FIFA World Cup 2022 opener, courtesy of a brace from Enner Valencia. Catch here Highlights of QAT vs ECU football match, at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights: Enner Valencia scores his second goal during QAT vs ECU FIFA World Cup 2022 opener, in Al Khor.
Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights: Enner Valencia scores his second goal during QAT vs ECU FIFA World Cup 2022 opener, in Al Khor.

Qatar vs Ecuador Football World Cup 2022 Highlights: Enner Valencia drove Ecuador to a 2-0 victory vs Qatar in the FIFA World Cup 2022 opener at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, on Sunday. The Ecuador captain, who plays for Super Lig club Fenerbahce, was in stunning form and tortured the opposition defence with ease. After having an early acrobatic effort disallowed due to offside, Valencia converted a penalty in the 16th-minute, followed by a headed goal in the 31st-minute. The South American country maintained the lead in the second half and prevented Qatar from gaining tempo. The win helped Ecuador go on top of Group A, which also consists of Netherlands and Senegal....Read More

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Nov 20, 2022 11:31 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: FULL TIME!

Qatar get their first corner and it fails to get past the yellow. ITS FULL TIME ECUADOR GRAB THREE POINTS HERE!

QAT 0-2 ECU | FT

Nov 20, 2022 11:25 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Two substitutions for ECU and five minutes of added time!

Franco comes in for Caicedo and Estrada makes way for Cortez. Also five minutes of added time!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 90:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 11:17 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: OFFSIDE FOR SARMIENTO!

Sarmiento sees his effort fly over the bar from close range. He will be relieved tat the flag was up for an offside!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 81:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 11:13 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Valencia is feeling his knee again!

Its substitution for Ecuador as the captain Valencia makes way for Cifuentas. He was feeling his knee again after receiving a blow in the first half! The South American country will be looking to wrap up the proceedings and spoil Qatar's party!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 77:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 11:08 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Substitution for QAT!

Almoez goes out for QAT and it was a poor outing by the star striker. He makes way for Muntari.

QAT 0-2 ECU | 72:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 11:06 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Substitution for QAT!

Qatar make a substituion. Al-Haydos makes way for Qaad A Albayati.

QAT 0-2 ECU | 71:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 11:03 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Substitution for ECU!

Ibarra is substituted and Sarmiento comes in. Ecuador will be looking to extend their lead!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 68:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 11:02 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: QAT come close!

Hassan crosses into the box, towards the right flank. Miguel is there, and rises to head at goal, but it goes wide!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 62:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:57 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: YELLOW FOR MENDEZ!

Ecuador get a yellow card in the guide of Mendes, who catches Afif with a late boot!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 56:00, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:56 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: SAVE!!! AL SHEEB DENIES IBARRA!

Al Rawi gave away possession to Mendes, who threaded a pass to Ibarra. He cut back to his right foot, but saw his effort turned away from goal by Al Sheeb!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 55:26, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:49 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: MIDFIELD BATTLE!

Its a midfield battle as Qatar try to gain some tempo. But Ecuador are alert and have been keeping the ball to themselves the entire time. We could see another goal from Ecuador soon as a cross from the left flank fails to find any striker!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 52:56, 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:41 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: The action resumes!

Ecuador get the second half underway! They will be aiming to extend their lead, with Valencia hoping for a World Cup hattrick to make the night extra special!

Meanwhile, hosts Qatar will be eyeing for a comeback!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 2nd Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:24 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: HALF TIME!

Its half time and Ecuador get going to the dugout with a 2-0 lead vs Qatar, courtesy of Enner Valencia! Valencia is also the highest goalscorer for Ecuador in World Cups with five goals!

QAT 0-2 ECU | HT

Nov 20, 2022 10:16 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Akif tries to find some space!

Akif tries to manufacture some space behind the Ecuador defence. Its not offside, but Ecuador manage to get men back behind the ball! A tackle from Mendes, gives them possession back!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 41:00, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:12 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Yellow card for QAT!

Boudiaf tries to tackle Valencia from the side but brings him down instead. He gets a yellow card!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 36:00, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:07 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: GOALLLLLLL!!!!!! VALENCIA AGAIN!

Ecuador double their lead and its Valencia again! Caicedo breaks forward into Qatar's half but sees his through blocked. He gives it to Perciado in the right flank, who cross it into the middle! Estrada fails to connect but Valencia heads it with perfection, past Al Sheeb!

QAT 0-2 ECU | 31:00, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 10:04 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: ECU dictate tempo!

Ecuador are dictating the tempo of the match! Qatar are not being able to gain any control!

QAT 0-1 ECU | 25:00, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 9:54 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: GOALLL!!!

Valencia scores!!! He holds his composure and converts it to the bottom right corner! The goalie quessed it wrong!

QAT 0-1 ECU | 16:28, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 9:49 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: VALENCIAAAAA!

Caicedo passes it to Estrada from the centre-line and he lets Valencia through, who is causing all sorts of troubles! He tries to get past the goalkeeper, who tumbles him down! PENALTY!

QAT 0-0 ECU | 14:28, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 9:37 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: GOALLL!!!! OH WAIT, IT'S OFFSIDE!

A free kick for Ecuador from the centre line, and its a long pass. Its total chaos and Torres puts Valencia in a good position. He acrobatically volleys it past the Qatar goalkeeper from point-blank range! GOALLL!

OH! WAIT, IT'S OFF-SIDE! Valencia was off-side initially!

QAT 0-0 ECU | 02:42, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 9:33 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: KICK-OFF! THE ACTION BEGINS!

The match gets underway with Qatar kicking-off proceedings!

QAT 0-0 ECU | 00:00, 1st Half

Nov 20, 2022 9:30 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador, FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates: Both teams are in the field!

Both teams are in the field for their respective national anthems and then shake hands with each other!

Nov 20, 2022 9:17 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador Live Updates: Here's the team news for the two sides…

Qatar XI: Al Sheeb, Al-Rawi, Khoukhi, Hassan, Miguel, Hatem, Boudiaf, Al-Haydos, Ahmed, Ali, Afif.

Ecuador XI: Galindez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Plata, Mendez, Caicedo, Ibarra, Estrada, Valencia.

Nov 20, 2022 9:14 PM IST

FIFA World Cup Live Score: Ecuador team in their last six matches heading into the opener

Ecuador in their last 6 matches: D, D, D, W, D, W

Goals scored: 2

Goals conceded: 0

Nov 20, 2022 9:09 PM IST

FIFA World Cup Live: Qatar team in their last six matches heading into the opener

Qatar in their last 6 matches: W, W, W, W, D, L

Goals scored: 8

Nov 20, 2022 9:03 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador Live Updates: Ecuador coach on taking the team to the FIFA World Cup

“I quoted Churchill to them, saying that if you don’t change your opinion you’re not changing anything, so we had to change some things. I have the youngest team in South America. We also have the highest defensive line in South America. The press and recovering the ball is based on the speed and physical strength of the players," Gustavo Alfaro told theathletic.com.

Nov 20, 2022 8:58 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador Live Score: Qatar coach Felix Sanchez on Ecuador opener

“It’s three games, and we know the level of our opponent. Due to their history, their individual talent, their careers where they play, they are ahead of us. On paper, they should get the three points. Maybe they count on the three points already. But we are here to show we can be a competitive team. We will bring our ‘A game’ and try to get good results that will bring so much joy.”

Nov 20, 2022 8:52 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Score: How did Ecuador qualify?

Ecuador had a rather impressive road to the making their fourth FIFA World Cup appearance. They finished fourth in the CONMEBOL division of the qualifiers, with 26 points from 18 matches. They beat Colombia 6-1, then emulated the same against Uruguay and Chile before holding heavyweights Brazil and Argentina.

Nov 20, 2022 8:46 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: How did Qatar qualify?

They qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2022 by virtue of being the host nation. 

Nov 20, 2022 8:40 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador Live Score: How has Ecuador fared in World Cup so far?

This will the fourth time Ecuador will be playing in the FIFA World Cup. They suffered group-stage exit in 2002 and 2014 and made it to the round of 16 in 2006. Overall, they have a 4-5 record in the tournament history.

Nov 20, 2022 8:35 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecuador Live Updates: How has Qatar fared in World Cup so far?

This will be Qatar's very first appearance in a FIFA World Cup. Although, they had played their first FIFA World Cup qualifying match back in 1977.

Nov 20, 2022 8:30 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Score: Where does Qatar and Ecuador stand in FIFA rankings

The host nation is ranked 51st presently as per FIFA rankings. Their highest ever rank was 42. The South American nation, on the other hand, is ranked 44. Their best-ever rank was 10. 

Nov 20, 2022 8:25 PM IST

Qatar vs Ecudaor Live : What the Qatar squad for the tournament?

Goalkeepers: Saad Al Sheed, Meshaal Barsham, Yousuf Hassan

Defenders: Pedro Miguel, Musaab Khidir, Tarek Salman, Bassam Al Rawi, Khoukhi Boualem, Abdelkarim Hassan

Midfieldiers: Ismaeel Mohammad, Homam Al Amin, Jassim Jabir, Ali Asad, Mohammed Waad, Salem Al Hajri, Assim Madibo, Mustafa Meshaal, Karim Boudiaf, Abdulaziz Hatem, Naif Al Hadhrami

Forwards: Al-Haydos, Akram Afid, Almoez Ali, Mohammed Muntari, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Khalid Muneer.

Nov 20, 2022 8:21 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Qatar vs Ecudaor: What the Ecuador squad for the tournament? 

Goalkeepers: Alexander Dominguez, Hernan Galindez, Moises Ramirez

Defenders: Pervis Estupinan, Angelo Preciado, Piero Hincapie, Xavier Arreaga, Diego Palacios, Jackson Porozo, Robert Arboleda, Felix Torres, William Pacho

Midfieldiers: Moises Caicedo, Jose Cifuentes, Alan Franco, Jhegson Mendez, Carlos Gruezo, Gonzalo Plata, Angel Mena, Ayrton Preciado, Romario Ibarra, Jeremy Sarmiento

Forwards: Romario Ibarra, Gonzalo Plata, Ángel Mena, Anthony Valencia, Michael Estrada, Enner Valencia and Djorkaeff Reasco

Nov 20, 2022 8:17 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2022: ALL SET!

Nov 20, 2022 8:09 PM IST

Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the opening fixture of the 2022 FIFA World Cup match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium. Stay tuned for more updates!

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