The opening ceremony was held in grandeur at the Al Bait Stadium in the presence of thousands of spectators, organizers, FIFA officials and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamal Al Thani.
The FIFA World Cup started in the desert country of Qatar. The stadium lit up with fireworks. Teams from different countries will compete in this competition. The opening ceremony was held in grandeur at the Al Bait Stadium in the presence of thousands of spectators, organizers, FIFA officials and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamal Al Thani. On this occasion, Jung Kook, a member of the famous music band BTS from South Korea, entertained the audience with his voice. All those who have seen these visuals are saying wow as they are accompanied by music along with electric lights and fireworks. Currently, photos and videos related to FIFA World Cup celebrations have become viral on social media.
In the first match held at Al Bait Stadium, Qatar faced Ecuador in Group-A. However, the Ecuador team defeated the host Qatar, who was playing in the World Cup for the first time, by 2-0. Enner Valencia scored two goals in the first half to give Ecuador the lead. Valencia scored from a penalty in the 16th minute, then in the 30th minute Angelo Preciado headed the ball into the goal post. Ecuador, who maintained this dominance until the end, hit the bottom of the FIFA World Cup. Ecuador is ranked 44th in the FIFA rankings, while Qatar is ranked 50th. This is the first time in the history of the tournament that the host team has lost the first match. A total of 32 teams are participating in this World Cup. They are divided into 8 groups of four teams each. The top two teams at the group level will advance to the prequarters.
📸 Photos from the #FIFAWorldCup game between our 🇶🇦 national team and Ecuador 🇪🇨 #AlAnnabi #Qatar2022pic.twitter.com/Vvvhz9GHGD
— Qatar Football Association (@QFA_EN) November 20, 2022
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