Best 2022 World Cup games: Ecuador beat Qatar, opening ceremony and more

The 2022 FIFA World Cup takes place as a host nation, Catarrhfacing Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, losing 2-0. We’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from start to finish!

The best of Qatar vs. Ecuador | 2022 FIFA World Cup

The best of Qatar vs.  Ecuador |  2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar and Ecuador kick off the 2022 FIFA World Cup in style! Ecuador showed urgency and scored a penalty kick goal by Enner Valencia in the 16th minute. Valencia didn’t get there when he scored his second goal in the 31st minute. Both teams had chances in the second half, but the score would be 2-0 in favor of Ecuador.

You can watch every game of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks – the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the US – and on the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. you can too stream full matches for free on Tubi.

Here are the best games from Sunday’s group stage.

Qatar vs. Ecuador

The early goal was erased

Ecuador looked to have their first goal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup when Enner Valencia headed in at 2:38, but it was ruled offside after a VAR review.

First goal!

After Qatar goalkeeper Saad Abdullah Al Sheeb was yellow carded, Valencia knocked in a penalty kick to give Ecuador a 1-0 lead at 15:47.

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal vs. Qatar at 15′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal vs.  Qatar at 15' |  2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia score a goal against Qatar in the 15th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Ecuador’s Enner Valencia was fouled in the box and scored a penalty kick against Qatar

Ecuador's Enner Valencia was fouled in the box and scored a penalty kick against Qatar

Enner Valencia fouls the penalty kick and Ecuador take the lead in the first half against Qatar.

He will do it again!

Valencia scored their second goal of the game. The forward hit a header at 30:42 to give Ecuador a 2-0 lead.

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal vs. Qatar in 30′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Enner Valencia of Ecuador scores a goal vs.  Qatar in 30' |  2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia score a goal against Qatar in the 30th minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Valencia leaves the game

Valencia’s star man left with an injury shortly before half-time and did not return.

A missed opportunity

It was a tough match for Qatar. While they were shut out, Qatar had several scoring opportunities that they failed to capitalize on including the one below at 85:27.

Opening ceremony

Morgan Freeman to ring FIFA World Cup 2022 as ‘call to celebration’

Morgan Freeman to ring FIFA World Cup 2022 as 'call to celebration'

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is finally in full swing and Morgan Freeman will appear in Qatar where “everyone is welcome”.

Jenny Taft explores Qatari culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft explores Qatari culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft interviews Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee. He discussed what it took to bring the World Cup to Qatar and what a monumental moment it is for him and the rest of the country.

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