FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Ecuador defeat Qatar by 2-0; Host country lose opening match for first time in World Cup history | The Financial Express

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Ecuador defeat Qatar by 2-0; Host country lose opening match for first time in World Cup history

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: As many as 32 teams will be participating at the event, with France being the defending Champions.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Ecuador defeat Qatar by 2-0; Host country lose opening match for first time in World Cup history
Al Khor: Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Qatar during a World Cup group A soccer match at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar. (AP Photo)

FIFA World Cup Highlights: The countdown to the biggest sporting event will be over shortly as Qatar opens its door for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The first match of the World Cup will be played between host Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium in Doha. As many as 32 teams will be participating at the event, with France being the defending Champions.

Among the stars who will be seen in action include Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Karim Benzema (France), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Neymar (Brazil) Kylian Mbappe (France), among others. The top teams that are participating at the mega event are – Brazil, Belgium, Argentina, France, England, among others.

FIFA World Cup 2022: When will the opening ceremony begin?

The opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2022 will begin at 7.30 pm IST.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Where will it broadcast?

The opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2022 can be watched on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Where to live stream?

The opening ceremony will be streamed live on Jio Cinema app and website.

Catch the highlights of the match here:

Live Updates
00:00 (IST) 21 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: All praise Ecuador centre Piero Hincapie and Felix Torres

23:58 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Valencia creates history

23:38 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Host country lose opening match first time in 92 years’ FIFA history

First time in the 92 years of FIFA World Cup, the host country has lost the opening match as Ecuador defeated Qatar by 0-2.

23:32 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Ecuador win first match of World Cup

23:31 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Ecuador win the match

Ecuador defeat Qatar by 0-2 in the opening match of FIFA World Cup.

23:26 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Missed chance

Mohammed Muntari shoots on the roof of the net, missing Qatar's chance for 1-2.

23:09 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: 2 substitutions for Qatar

Qatar's Mohammed Waad and Mohammed Muntari replace the captain Hassan Alhaydos and Almoez Ali.

23:02 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Sarmiento replaces Ibarra

Sarmiento replaces Ibarra for Ecuador.

22:56 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Preciado hurt

Ecuador's Precaido receives treatment after hurting leg while playing.

22:55 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Ecuador maintain pressure over Qatar

Qatar look under pressure in the second half. Ecuador keep the ball in possession. QAT 0-2 ECU.

22:29 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
Valencia gives Ecuador 2-0 lead

22:23 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Qatar miss the opportunity

Qatar miss the opportunity of scoring a goal. Ecuador lead by 2-0 after the end of first half.

22:10 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Yellow card to Qatar’s Karim

Another yellow card comes in for Qatar. Karim shown yellow card for tackling Valencia.

22:08 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Valencia again!

22:06 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Second goal for Ecuador

Valencia's header results into 2nd goal of the match. ECU 2 – QAT 0

22:02 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Yellow card to Ecuador’s Caicedo

Ecuador's Caicedo shown yellow card.

21:55 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Another yellow card for Qatar

Qatar's Almoez Ali shown yellow card for tackling Valencia.

21:49 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Penalty kick for Ecuador

Valencia converts penalty kick into goal.

21:45 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Corner chance for Ecuador

Ecuador gets the first corner shot of the match. Qatar pushed in deep side.

21:40 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Opening Ceremony PHOTOS! BTS star Jung Kook steals the show

Finally, the first World Cup in the Middle East began. The opening ceremony kicks off with flashy fireworks and BTS sensation Jung Kook onstage. Click here to see photos from the opening ceremony….

21:39 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Hit and a miss for Ecuador

Valencia hits for goal. Off-side declared

21:33 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Qatar vs Ecuador match begins

The first match of FIFA World Cup has started.

21:25 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Over 40,000 people attended opening night

21:05 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Match line-up for Qatar vs Ecuador

20:46 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Dreamers

20:37 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Jung Kook performs

BTS star Jung Kook performs at the FIFA opening ceremony.

20:25 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Morgan Freeman narrates at FIFA opening ceremony

20:03 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: The curtain raises!

19:42 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: India’s Vice President arrives in Doha

19:02 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: FIFA revenue hits USD 7.5B for current World Cup period

FIFA earned record revenues of USD 7.5 billion in the four years of commercial deals tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the governing body of soccer said Sunday. FIFA revealed its earnings to officials from more than 200 of its members. It is $1 billion more than income from the previous commercial cycle linked to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The extra income was buoyed by commercial deals with the World Cup host country. Qatar Energy joined as a top-tier sponsor, and new third-tier sponsors include Qatari bank QNB and telecoms firm Ooredoo.

18:39 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Jung Kook of BTS to perform at opening ceremony

18:29 (IST) 20 Nov 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 Live: Opening ceremony to begin at 7.30 pm IST

First published on: 20-11-2022 at 18:20 IST