Qatar opens the World Cup against Ecuador: the expected line-up and the most prominent figures of the match

20 November, 2022
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Qatar opens the World Cup against Ecuador: the expected line-up and the most prominent figures of the match

The 2022 World Cup kicks off today, Sunday, against Qatar and Ecuador in the first round.

The group in which the Ecuador and Qatar teams are located includes the Netherlands and Senegal, and the first two teams in the standings qualify from it according to the tournament system.


Team news

The player Akram Afif did not start the last friendly match for the Qatari team before the World Cup against Albania

As for the Ecuadorian national team, it has three players who have suffered from physical problems during the past month: Jeremy Sarmiento, Carles Groizo and Robert Arboleda, but they are already on the national team list. History of confrontations between Qatar and Ecuador

Historically, the Qatari national team played three matches against Ecuador, and the result was a win, a draw and a loss.

The Qatari national team achieved the biggest victory in its history in 2018, and managed to defeat Ecuador by four goals to three.

Comparison between the Qatari national team and the Ecuadorian national team:


*Ecuador

The Ecuador national team, which ranks 44th in the FIFA 2022 rankings, participated in the World Cup 3 times, during 2006, 2014 and 2022. In one of them, he reached the round of 16, while he was knocked out of the tournament since the first round on two occasions, and he will participate in the Qatar 2022 edition for the fourth time.

- Ecuador received the biggest loss in its history from Argentina, with 12 goals free of charge, and achieved the largest victory in its history, against Peru, with 6 clean goals.


**Qatar

Al-Annabi, who ranks 48th in the FIFA rankings, participates in the World Cup for the first time in its history. And he had achieved the Asian Cup title in 2019 for the first time in its history, after defeating Japan in the final 3-1.

- The Qatari national team achieved the biggest victory in its history against Bhutan with 15 free goals, and suffered the biggest loss from Kuwait with 9 clean goals. The most prominent stars of Qatar and Ecuador

The Qatar national team includes: Abdul Karim Hassan, the best left back in the Asian continent, Bassam Al-Rawi, Boualem Khokhi, Pedro Miguel, Asim Madibo and Karim Boudiaf in defense and midfield. In the attack: Hassan Al-Haidous, Akram Afif, Al-Moez Ali and Muhammad Muntari.

The Ecuadorian national team includes: defender Piero Encabii, player of Bayer Leverkusen, Pervis Estupinian, left-back, Villarreal, Spain, Moises Caicedo, midfielder of Brighton, Gonzalo Plata, winger of Sporting Lisbon, and Enner Valencia, striker of Fenerbahce, Turkey. expected lineup

Qatar national team: Saad Al-Sheeb, Khokhi Boualem, Bassam Al-Rawi, Abdel-Karim Hassan, Pedro Miguel, Abdel-Aziz Hatem, Hassan Al-Haidous, Karim Boudiaf, Hammam Al-Amin, Al-Moez


Ali and Akram Afif.

Ecuador National Team: Alexandre Dominguez, Robert Arboleda, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapie, Pervis Estupinan, Gigson Mendez, Moses Caicedo, Gonzalo Plata, Jose Cifunets, Romario Ibarra and Inner Valencia.


Refree

Italian referee Daniele Orsato was chosen to lead the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in football between host Qatar and Ecuador. match commentator

Al-Kass TV: Commentator Ahmed Al-Tayeb and Samir Al-Maarafi.

BN Sports: commentator Youssef Seif and Issam Chawali.


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