World Cup 2022 top plays: Ecuador beats Qatar, opening ceremony, more

World Cup 2022 top plays: Ecuador beats Qatar, opening ceremony, more

Tea 2022 FIFA World Cup is underway as the host nation, Qatarfaced ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, losing, 2-0. We’ve got you covered with every must-see moment from start to finish!

Qatar vs. Ecuador Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup

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

You can watch every match of the tournament on the FOX Sports family of networks — the tournament’s official English-language broadcast partner in the US — and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also stream full-match replays for free on Tubi.

Here are the top plays from Sunday’s group stage action.

Qatar vs. ecuador

Early goal wiped off

Ecuador appeared to have the first goal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup when Enner Valencia punched in the score at 2:38, but it was ruled offside after a VAR check.

First goal!

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

Ecuador’s Enner Valencia scores goal vs. Qatar in 15′ | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ecuador's Enner Valencia scores goal vs.  Qatar in 15' |  2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia scoring a goal against Qatar in the 15′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

Ecuador’s Enner Valencia draws a foul in the box and scores a PK goal vs. Qatar

Ecuador's Enner Valencia draws a foul in the box and scores a PK goal vs.  Qatar

Enner Valencia draws a foul in the box for a penalty kick, and Ecuador takes the lead against Qatar in the first half.

He does it again!

Valencia scored his second goal of the match. The forward punched in the header score at 30:42, giving Ecuador a 2-0 lead.

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

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

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia scoring a goal against Qatar in the 30′ in the 2022 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

Valencia leaves game

The star of the match, Valencia, left with an injury shortly before halftime and never returned.

Missed Opportunity

It was a rough go for Qatar. While they were shutout, Qatar had a handful of scoring opportunities they were unable to capitalize on including the one below at 85:27.

opening ceremony

Morgan Freeman rings in the 2022 FIFA World Cup as a ‘call for celebration’

Morgan Freeman rings in the 2022 FIFA World Cup as a 'call for celebration'

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is finally underway and Morgan Freeman makes an appearance in Qatar where “everyone is welcome.”

Jenny Taft explores Qatar’s culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft explores Qatar's culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft interviews Hassan Al Thawadi, the 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.

Check out the full schedule for the World Cup and how to watch each match live here.

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