After long months of waiting, D-Day has finally arrived with the first match of the 2022 World Cup. The 22nd edition begins this Sunday. Host country Qatar will kick off the World Cup by facing Ecuador at 5 p.m. after the opening ceremony. Here is the program for this Sunday, November 20, 2022.
World Cup match: the poster of the day
Despite the controversies and scandals surrounding this 22nd World Cup, millions of football fans have been waiting for this date all over the world for long weeks. Organizer of the competition, Qatar will try to create a historic feat by leaving its group A. This is the first time that the national team of the small emirate participates in the World Cup. Ranked fiftieth in the FIFA rankings, the Al-Annabi (the “Bordeaux”) are not, however, among the contenders for the final victory. With a population of only 300,000 “native” inhabitants, Qatar has several naturalized players among its squad. Most of them play in the local championship. Among the profiles to follow, it will be necessary to count in particular on Akram Afif (21 goals in 76 caps) and Almoez Ali (34 goals in 74 caps), the top scorer in the history of the country.
Facing the locals, will be Ecuador (44th FIFA ranking). Unlike their opponent of the day, the Tricolor already has three participations in a World Cup. In 2006, the South American selection had reached its peak with a round of 16 loss against England. The young Pervis Estupinan (Brighton) will be one of the men to follow just like his club friend Moisés Caicedo.
This first meeting of the World Cup will take place at the Al-Bayt stadium which is located in the coastal city of Al-Khor. This enclosure, which is inspired by the tents of nomadic peoples, can accommodate 60,000 spectators.
How to follow the Qatar-Ecuador World Cup match?
To watch the match between Qatar and Ecuador and the opening ceremony that will precede, you can follow this event on Molotov via TF1 but also on Bein Sport. On the front page, the airing will take place from 3:35 p.m. Regarding Bein Sport, the program Club Qatar will launch hostilities from 3:30 p.m.
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