Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup got underway when Qatar locked horns with Ecuador in a Group A clash at the Al Bayt Stadium. Ecuador put on a stellar performance in their first World Cup match, with Ener Valencia scoring a fine brace.
The former West Ham striker was on fire in the first 35 minutes of the game, scoring twice as the home team looked utterly helpless in all aspects of the game. Ecuador scored within the first few minutes when Ecuador’s record goalscorer fired it into the net after a goalkeeping error but was ruled offside via VAR.
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Qatar had a shocking day at the office as they were caught cold feet by a furious Ecuadorian side who seemingly had all their bases covered, and Gustavo Alfaro’s men showed no mercy to the host nation as they Completely dominated the game.
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Ecuador were a stronger side on paper and expected to take all three points, but that was no reason why the home side shouldn’t come to Al Bait. Ecuador had six shots with 85% pass accuracy and three shots on target. Gustavo’s men now top Group A with three points and +2 goal difference and Senegal and the Netherlands will be a tough code.
The Qatari man had an absolute shock day between the sticks and was followed by a blistering first half in which he neglected and misinterpreted passes and catches. Qatar now face an uphill task in advancing to the next round of the competition with only two games remaining against the two group favourites, Senegal and the Netherlands.
Here are some of the best memes from the Qatar vs Ecuador game
— MB (@bowx_) November 20, 2022
– Omuhima wa’ntungamo🐄 (@naturinda_isaac) November 20, 2022
— doub1ehelix (@doub1ehelix) November 20, 2022
— Sophia Navarro (@sophiianavarro) November 20, 2022
– Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) November 20, 2022
— DJ Banjo (@bxnzow) November 20, 2022