Qatar vs. Ecuador, for Group A of the 2022 World Cup, LIVE: the host and the dream of the South Americans, minute by minute

They meet at the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium after the opening ceremony. From 1:00 p.m., TV Pública and Directv are televised.

The wait is over and, after four and a half years, the World Cup is once again “up in the air”. For the first time since 1934, the host country Qatarreturns to the opening match in this twenty-second edition, against a Ecuador who made a great run in the South American Qualifiers (he was fourth behind Brazil and Argentina) under the leadership of the Argentine Gustavo Alfaro.

The kick-off will be with the Italian Daniele Orsato as referee, at the Al Bayt stadium, packed with 60,000 spectators, and broadcast by Public TV and Directv.

For Orsato it will be the first experience in a World Cup and he will be accompanied by Ciro Carbone and Alessandro Giallatini as assistants. In the VAR you will find Massimiliano Irrati.

Group A is completed with Senegal Y Netherlandswho will meet on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Al Thumama stadium.


News in Development

Ecuador wants to impose conditions

Alfaro’s team started showing what their cards will be: direct play and a lot of pressure.

Ladies and gentlemen, Qatar and Ecuador are already playing: the World Cup has started!

Gustavo Alfaro’s team seeks to break the statistics in front of the 1,000 Ecuadorians who accompany him: since the venue opened the opening game, the home owner has never lost. Will the fifth be the charm?

The teams are on the pitch

First the anthems of Ecuador sounded in the Al Bayt. Now is the time for the Qatari. Then it will be football time.

The wait is over: the World Cup starts in minutes!

Gianni Infantino speaks to the crowd at Al Bayt stadium: “Dear friends, welcome to the World Cup. The World Cup is to unite us,” said the FIFA president, welcoming the players

A Rosario in the arc of Ecuador

Hernán Galíndez from Rosario will be the starting goalkeeper for La Tricolor in the opening match of Qatar 2022

Galíndez, this week in Ecuadorian training. Photo: EFE/ Esteban Biba

Gustavo Alfaro’s team performs the pre-competitive movements on the playing field of the Al Bayt stadium

Photo: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

This is how the host forms in his first match against Alfaro’s team

The formation of Ecuador is already here: this is how La Tri forms in its World Cup debut

Welcome to the first match of the 2022 World Cup!

I followed the duel between the host Qatar and Ecuador with the special envoys of Clarín, directed by the Argentine Gustavo Alfaro

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