World Cup opener in Qatar, Qatar lost 0-2 to Ecuador

11/21/2022 8:29:24 AM

The opening game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar officially kicked off, with the host Qatar playing against Ecuador.

In the whole game, Qatar lost 0-2 to Ecuador, becoming the first host in the history of the World Cup to lose the opening game and the first game.

It is understood that the World Cup opening match was first played by the defending champion. Since the 2006 World Cup, the defending champion no longer automatically advances to the finals, but has to participate in the qualifiers. Therefore, the opening match is changed from the defending champion to the host.

Before Qatar, the 22 World Cup host countries (including co-hosts) had a record of 16 wins, 6 draws and unbeaten in the opening game or first game. However, after Qatar lost tonight, the myth and record of the host’s unbeaten first round was broken. .

In addition, according to statistics from foreign media, 67,372 spectators entered the stadium to watch the opening game of the World Cup.