Match was marked by annulled goal and penalty kick in the first 15 minutes of the game
First game of the 2022 World Cup, between Qatar and Ecuador, ends with a score of 2 to 0 for the Ecuadorian team. The home team was defeated by Ecuador, who scored the first goal at 15 minutes and 53 seconds of the first match that took place in the early afternoon of this Sunday (20).
Enner Valencia, captain of the Ecuador team, had already scored a goal in the first three minutes of the match, but then the team had the goal blocked by video refereeing.
At 14 minutes of the 1st half, Valencia was brought down and the referee awarded a penalty to Ecuador, and the captain himself officially scored the first goal of the Cup. In the 30th minute of the first half, Valencia scored the second goal for the Ecuadorian team.
The next match will take place on Monday (21), between Iran and England, at 9 am local time in Mato Grosso do Sul.