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The Qatari team lost to Ecuador with a score of 0:2. Both goals scored by Enner Valencia

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Footballers of the Qatar national team lost to the team of Ecuador in the opening match of the home world championship.

The meeting in El-Khaur ended with the score 0:2.

Both goals for the Ecuadorians were scored by captain Enner Valencia – in the 16th minute he converted the penalty he had earned, and in the 31st he doubled the advantage of his team.

Valencia also scored in the third minute of the meeting, but the goal was canceled due to offside after video review.

First World Cup goal in Qatar canceled by VAR

Enner Valencia (right)

For the first time in the world championships, the first goal was scored from the penalty spot.

In the 92-year history of the World Cup, the hosts have never lost the opening match.

The players of both teams delivered 11 shots in the match, repeating the anti-record of the tournament.

In total, Valencia scored five goals in four matches at the World Cup – this is a record for the Ecuador national team. The forward has scored each of the last five goals for the national team at the world championships, in total he has 37 goals for the national team.

In the next match, the Qatari national team will play with Senegal on November 25, and the Ecuadorians will meet with the Dutch.

RBC Sport led the online match Qatar – Ecuador.

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