World Cup 2022: Qatar Lose The Opening Game And Lose Face

After many criticisms and scandals, Qatar started the World Cup campaign with a listless performance. The hosts have tried a different way to build up a competitive team but were picked off by Ecuador on Sunday.
The cost of hosting the 2022 World Cup is rumored about $220 billion with the disputed tallies of migrant workers' deaths and the considerable persecuted identities of Gianni Infantino.
Two touches in the Ecuador box, 1 corner, 0 shots on target, 0 points, 2-0, Qatar were outclassed by Ecuador in the opening game. At Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday, the host became the first home team to lose the opening match of a World Cup.
"We hoped we could give a better account of ourselves," said Qatari defender Homam Ahmed, while coach Felix Sanchez admitted that "Ecuador were superior to us everywhere throughout the game."

Asian Cup Champions Humiliated

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Qatar goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb was given a second chance thanks to an early review by Video Assistant Referee. But he still showed his generosity to Enner Valencia, allowing Ecuador's record goal scorer to stroke home a 16th-minute penalty after his controversial disallowed header. A legitimate header came in 15 minutes later from the forward, to leave a jittery Qatar two down at the break.
Valencia was calm and restrained in reacting to his both goals. Unlike any member of the Qatari squad, he's been here before, scoring three goals in 2014.Since being awarded the tournament in 2010, Qatar have placed their footballing faith in the costly Aspire Academy, built a few years before. With associations with clubs in Europe, the training facility casts a wide net for players and offers locals, newbies, and players hoping to change nationality the best chance of success.

Ecuador Revel, Qatar Falter

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For Ecuador, this was an amazing start. The South American side was direct, decisive, and much better in possession. In contrast to their rivals, who all play in the Qatar league, Gustavo Alfaro's squad was selected from 11 leagues on three continents.
"I dreamt so many times about winning this opening match. This was a dream that I managed to score and help my team get the three points," Valencia said after the match. "We managed to score a couple of quick goals which helped us to get control of the game and win the three points ... We think we can go very far and perform well."
Qatar have no such luxury and will have no such reason. Their league season ended 2 months ago, and the players have trained together for much longer than any other squad in this World Cup tournament.

#3 Thousands of Qatar fans leave the stadium at half-time during their World Cup opener against Ecuador

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Qatar really let the fans down and now, the great chance for the host is to be eliminated from the group stage. After 12 years of waiting, it's plausible this Qatari team's World Cup could be all but over within a week.
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