Euphoric: The fans of Ecuador in the al-Bayt stadium in al-Khour.
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Euphoric: The fans of Ecuador in the al-Bayt stadium in al-Khour. © IMAGO/Kieran McManus/Shutterstock

World Cup hosts Qatar meet Ecuador at the start of the World Cup. Follow the game tonight from 5 p.m. here in the live ticker.

  • World Cup 2022 in Qatar: The hosts and Ecuador face each other in the opening game.
  • Gigantic World Cup stadium: The first game takes place in the al-Bayt stadium in the Qatari coastal city of al-Khour.
  • Follow the game from 5 p.m. here in the live ticker.

Qatar – Ecuador -:- (-:-), today, 5 p.m

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Munich/al-Khour – Tonight, after much discussion in the run-up, the kick-off is on: The World Cup 2022 kicks off with hosts Qatar’s opening game against Ecuador. The game is an indication of the chances of the hosts and Asian champions in the Tournament in your own country (November 20th to December 18th) Has.

The game is played in al-Bayt Stadium in the Qatari coastal city of al-Khour. The arena, which was specially built for the soccer World Cup, offers space for 60,000 spectators. At Qatar, the focus is on striker Almoez Ali Abdulla, who was born in Sudan in 1996 but now also has Qatari citizenship.

World Cup 2022 in Qatar: Hosts and Ecuador face each other in the opening game

Between the summer of 2015 and January 2016, the 26-year-old attacker played for Linzer ASK in the Austrian Bundesliga for six months. He is currently under contract with Al-Duhail SC Doha, like most players in the Qatar national team.

At the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, Almoez Abdulla was top scorer with nine goals and named player of the competition.

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At Ecuador are from the Soccer Bundesliga Carlos Gruezo from FC Augsburg and Piero Hincapie from Bayer Leverkusen. 33-year-old striker Enner Valencia (ex-Everton and West Ham) now earns his living in Turkey with Fenerbahce Istanbul. At the Copa América 2021, the South American championship, the team was eliminated after a mixed preliminary round with three draws and a defeat in Brazil in the quarter-finals 0: 3 against eventual winners Argentina.

What’s in today? How is World Cup host Qatar doing? Follow the World Cup opening game this Sunday evening from 5 p.m. here in the live ticker. (pm)

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