LIVE FIFA World Cup 2022: The wait for football fans is over. Today the first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is being played between the hosts Qatar and Ecuador. With the World Cup being organized for the first time in the Middle-East, the hosts would like to start with a win. But, they will be wary of the potential of the Ecuadorian challengers, who have prior experience on the grandest stage of them all.
Valencia scored the first goal of the tournament. He gave Ecuador a 1–0 lead through the penalty.
The team is as follows-
Qatar (5-3-2): Saad Alsheeb; Pedro Miguel, Boualem Khoukhi, Bassam Hisham, Abdelkarim Hassan, Homam Ahmed; Abdulaziz Hatem, Hassan Alhaydos, Karim Boudiaf; Akram Afif, Almoez Ali. Subs: Mohammed Waad, Tarek Salman, Ahmed Alaeddin, Yousuf Hasan, Meshal Barsham, Ali Asballah, Mohammed Muntari, Musab Khidir, Ismail Mohammed, Khaled Munir, Salem Al Hajri, Asim Madibo, Naif Abdulrahim, Jasem Gaber, Mustafa Tarek Meshal,
Ecuador (4-4-2): Galindez, A. Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Plata, Mendez, Caido, Ibarra; Valencia, Estrada. Subs: Arboleda, Cifuentes, Pacho, Gruejo, E Preciado, Ramirez, Arriaga, Mena, Sarmiento, Palacios, Franco, Dominguez, Riesco, Porrozo, Rodríguez.