Qatar has become the first world cup host team to lose in the opening match. Qatar has been embarrassed and outplayed in a 2-0 loss to Ecuador. In 92 years of the world's biggest event a host team has never lost in opening game.
This is the first world cup in the middle East and is a chance for Qatar to showcase itself to the wider world. It's soccer team playing at this level for the first time by virtue of hosting the tournament couldn't live up to them moment as Ecuador captain Enner Valencia scored both goals for Ecuador in the first half.
Enner Valencia scored the first goals of this year's world cup converting a penalty in the 16th minute to put Ecuador ahead of host Qatar. In the 31st minute he scored another goals with a header that sealed Ecuador's win against Qatar shutting down the celebrations that were emerging from Qatar's fans.
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