World Cup 2022 top plays: Ecuador beats Qatar, opening ceremony, more

of FIFA World Cup 2022 is developing as the host country, Qatarfacing Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, losing, 2-0. We’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from start to finish!

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights | FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights |  FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar and Ecuador kicked off the 2022 FIFA World Cup in style! Ecuador showed urgency and scored a goal with a free kick from Enner Valencia in the 16th minute. Valencia did not end there, as they scored the second goal in the 31st minute. Both teams had chances in the second half but the result would be 2-0 in favor of Ecuador.

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Here are the best plays from Sunday’s group stage action.

Qatar vs Ecuador

The early goal was erased

Ecuador looked to have the first goal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup when Enner Valencia struck at 2:38, but it was ruled offside after a VAR check.

The first goal!

After Qatar goalkeeper Saad Abdullah Al Sheeb received a yellow card, Valencia kicked the penalty, giving Ecuador a 1-0 lead at 15:47.

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal against Qatar in the 15′ | FIFA World Cup 2022

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal against Qatar in the 15' |  FIFA World Cup 2022

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia score a goal against Qatar in the 15th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Enner Valencia of Ecuador commits a foul in the box and scores a PK goal against Qatar

Enner Valencia of Ecuador commits a foul in the box and scores a PK goal against Qatar

Enner Valencia equalizes a foul in the box for a free-kick and Ecuador take the lead over Qatar at half-time.

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He does it again!

Valencia scored the second goal in this match. The striker headed home the score at 30:42, giving Ecuador a 2-0 lead.

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal against Qatar in the 30′ | FIFA World Cup 2022

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal against Qatar in the 30' |  FIFA World Cup 2022

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia score a goal against Qatar in the 30th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Valencia leaves the game

The star of the match, Valencia, left with an injury shortly before half-time and did not return.

Lost opportunity

It was a difficult move for Qatar. While they were locked in, Qatar had a number of scoring opportunities which they were unable to capitalize on including the one below at 85:27.

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Opening ceremony

Morgan Freeman drops FIFA World Cup 2022 as a ‘call to party’

Morgan Freeman drops FIFA World Cup 2022 as a 'call to party'

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is finally underway and Morgan Freeman makes an appearance in Qatar where “everyone is welcome”.

Jenny Taft explores Qatari culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft explores Qatari culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft interviews Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee. He discussed what it took to bring the World Cup to Qatar and what a monumental moment it is for him and the rest of the country.

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