Ecuador has a suspense account with Qatar, will it be settled in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup? | football | Sports
The date of the close confrontation between Qatar and Ecuador dates back to October 12, 2018. Then the international friendly match was held at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, and the victory was against Al-Ahly by 4 to 3.
These teams will meet again in the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, on November 21, at Al Bayt Stadium in the town of Al Joor, after the draw held on Friday in Doha, which determined that both countries will be framed in groups. A, along with Holland and African champion, Senegal.
Four years ago, Qatar defeated Ecuador with two goals from Akram Afif (31th minute), Al-Moez Ali (33 minutes and 67 minutes) and Hassan Al-Haydos (penalty kick, 60 minutes). Inner Valencia (65 min 69 min) and Jose Cevallos (89 min) reduced for Tricolor, led by Colombian Hernan Dario Gomez.
The central duo of Robert Arboleda and Frickson Irazo had a tough time throughout the match.
The first goal came after a mistake by winger Diego Palacios in the 30th minute. In the play of the static ball shot by the locals from the right flank, Arboleda failed to refuse and Afif appeared from behind to push the ball.
Qatar found the second target unimpeded. Al-Moez Ali moved the ball from the center of the circle and fired a weak shot from the middle of the range, taking goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez by surprise.
La Tri caused concern through Alan Franco (21 minutes) with a shot that passed near the far post, and with a violent shot by Christian Ramirez (38 minutes), after a free kick hit the wall and was turned away the second time by goalkeeper Youssef Hassan.
After the break, Anibal Tchalla and Angelo Preciado entered Diego Palacios and Stephen Plaza, respectively.
Inner Valencia gave the first warning of what Ecuador intends in the supplementary phase, but what the Colombian strategist planned was not positive. A cross from Alan Franco, and Valencia tried to end the match in the air, but the Qatari goalkeeper closed the spaces (48 minutes).
The opposite happened with the Spanish team Felix Sanchez, who continued to play freely, and after two minutes missed the third goal after a “gift” from Sebastian Mendes, one of the youngsters who made his debut in Tricolor in September passed against Guatemala ( 2-0 victory).
Jordanian referee Adham Muhammad issued a penalty kick in the 58th minute for a mistake by Anibal Shala on Ali Abdullah, again for a defensive error that left the Jordanian team in a bad position. roll Gomez.
The group was Hassan Al Haydos, who issued the 3-0 decision in favor of Qatar. surprise sign.
The superb goal from Ener will put the opponent in the 65th minute; But two minutes later, Qatar witnessed the drugging of defenders Robert Arboleda and Frickson Irazo, while Al-Moez thanked Ali Al-Walimah with a shot at the near post.
Iner shouted again, this time by grabbing the ball from goalkeeper Youssef Hassan and shooting it at will (69 minutes).
La Tricolor was slipped back again by Jose Cevallos, who closed the clamp after a pass from defender Robert Arbolyada from the right side.
Valencia was kicked out in the extra minutes for a strong claim from the locals within the area.
At the 2022 World Cup, Qatar vs. Ecuador will be on November 21, the first day of Group A. Soon it will be published in FIFA.com Updated calendar.
The Qatari team, led by Spaniard Felix Sanchez, started to ignite the duel by posting a message on the social networking site Twitter: “We are waiting for you, LaTri!”.