Al Khor – Ecuador beat host Qatar 2-0 to win the opening game of the World Cup on Sunday night at the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.
Captain Enner Valencia for Ecuador scored both goals in the first half. He hobbled off with a knee injury in the second half.
Valencia could have walked off with a hattrick, but the first time he had the ball in the Qatar net, just three minutes from kickoff, it didn’t count because it was ruled as offside.
The former West Ham and Everton player scored from the penalty spot in the 18th minute and a header just before halftime.
The 33-year-old former West Ham player scored from the penalty spot in the 18th minute and headed his second goal just before halftime.
Qatar was outplayed for most of the game and could not cope with the passing game of the South Americans.