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FIFA World Cup Opening Matches Result And Fun Facts
Qatar vs Ecuador: In the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Ecuador made a great start to their title campaign by defeating host Qatar 2-0. Both goals for Ecuador were scored by their captain Enner Valencia. Ecuador started the match very aggressively. Captain Enner Valencia gave Ecuador a 1-0 lead in the third minute of the match. But the goal was disallowed by VAR (Video Assistant Referee), declaring Valencia to be off-side.
In the 16th minute of the match, Ecuador’s captain Enner Valencia attacked Qatar’s post vigorously but the umpire awarded a penalty to Ecuador after a foul by Ecuador’s goalkeeper Shad Al Sheeb. Which was converted into a goal by Valencia to put Ecuador ahead 1-0 in the match.
Ecuador’s captain Valencia scored the second goal in the 31st minute of the match. He pounced on Pereciado’s shot to head the ball into the post with a superb header. His excellent header put Ecuador ahead 2-0 in the match.
Qatar missed many chances in the second half
The host team, which appeared under pressure in the first half, showed some better play in the second half of the match. In the second half, Qatar had many chances to score but each time their players missed to score. Even in the whole match, Felix Sanchez’s team could not make a single shot on target.
Some Fun Facts About FIFA World Cup Opening Match
- The first opening match in FIFA World Cup history was played between Uruguay and Peru, which was hosted by Uruguay.
- Uruguay became the first country in FIFA World Cup history to win its first match of the tournament while hosting it.
- Italy holds the record for the biggest win in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup, which it recorded against the United States in 1934.
- England became the first host nation in FIFA World Cup history to end their opening match in a draw.
- The Mexico team holds the record for playing the most number of opening matches in the history of the FIFA World Cup.
- Belgium is the only team in the history of the FIFA World Cup to have appeared in 3 or more opening matches without winning a single match.
- Italy holds the record for scoring the most goals in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup.
- England is the only host team in FIFA World Cup history not to score a single goal in the opening match.
- The United States is the only team in FIFA World Cup history to have appeared in the opening match 2 or more times. But haven’t won even once.
- Qatar is the first host team in World Cup history to lose in their opening match of the tournament.
- Ecuador is the first team in World Cup history to beat the hosts in their opening game of the tournament.
- Ecuador’s captain Ener Valencia is the oldest player to score in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup.
FAQs: About World Cup Opening Matches Result
Q: Who wins qatar vs ecuador?
Ans: Ecuador have kicked off their World Cup campaign with an easy 2-0 victory over hosts Qatar.
Q: Why was the Ecuador goal offside?
Ans: The opening goal was ruled out after Pervis Estupinan swung a free-kick into the box. Michael Estrada’s right boot was offside after the ball came off Felix Torres.
Q: Is India qualified for FIFA World Cup?
Ans: India has never participated in the FIFA World Cup, although they did qualify by default for the 1950 World Cup after all other nations in their qualification group withdrew.
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