The world’s most significant sporting event 2022 FIFA World Cup, starts on 20 November. This is the 22nd FIFA World Cup tournament which started in 1930. The opening match of the 22nd FIFA world cup will be Qatar vs. Ecuador.
This is the most inarguable world played in the Middle Eastern country and the second tournament hosted in Asia after 2002 by S.Korea and Japan.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup’s current format is 32-teams, but it is expected to be increased to 48 teams from 2026 onwards.
Qatar vs. Ecuador: When and Where
The 2022 FIFA World Cup opening match will be played on 20 November 2022 at Al Bayt Stadium.
|Date||Sunday, 20 November 2022|
|Kick-off (US):||2:00 PM (EDT)|
|Kick-off (UK):||7:00 PM (BST)
|Kick-off (Australia):||2:00 AM (AWST) the next day
|Kick-off (India and SA):||11:30 PM (IST)|
|Kick-off (Qatar)||9:00 PM (AST)|
Where to watch Qatar vs Ecuador in the US?
Fox Sports Network has the broadcasting rights to the 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022 in the United States of America.
Fans living in the USA can also tune in to Telemundo for match coverage in Spanish.
Where to watch Qatar vs Ecuador in the UK?
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening match via BBC and ITV channels.
Where to watch Qatar vs Ecuador in Australia?
Football enthusiasts in Australia can tune in to the SBS channel for the live broadcasting of the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup.
Where to watch Qatar vs Ecuador in India and South Asia?
India and South Asia have always had the craze of football from the early times; fans wake up till 3 AM to watch their favorite team match.
So, they can get a subscription to Jio TV and Voot Streaming services to enjoy the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Viacom also has the Television right to the World Cup.
Where to watch Qatar vs Ecuador in Qatar and the Middle East?
Popular sports channel beIN Sports provides the match coverage of the FIFA World Cup in both HD and SD for Middle Eastern fans, whereas QMC channel broadcasts the match in Qatar.
Qatar vs Ecuador: Predicted Line Up
Qatar: Al-Sheeb, Miguel, Al-Wari, Salman, Hassan, Ahmed; Hatem, Boudiaf; Al-Haydos; Ali, Afif
Ecuador: Dominguez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Gruezo, Caicedo, Cifuentes, Plata, Valencia, Ibarra
Qatar vs Ecuador Previous Meeting
The last meeting between the host nation and the south American team was in October during the friendly match in preparation for the World Cup.
The match ended in a 4-3 scoreline in favor of Qatar. Qatar scored two goals in the first half and killed the match after two early goals at the start of the second half.
However, Ecuador scored three goals in the last dying moment of the game, which wasn’t enough to win the match.
The individual brilliant of Enner Valencia was too short for the team as he scored the hat trick.
Qatar and Ecuador Recent Form
Qatar hasn’t been in great form during the friendlies match played before the World Cup. They have won only a single match in the previous five matches, which concerns the team heading into the world cup.
Meanwhile, Ecuador has won two games and tied three in their previous five friendlies before the world cup.
Qatar vs Ecuador Odds to Win
As per the World Cup, the crowd may boost the team’s morale and bring the best out of Qatar against Ecuador. Ecuador doesn’t have the best performance in the World Cup, as they haven’t been past the World Cup group stage.
So, we predict Qatar will win the opening in the best fashion possible.
Prediction: Qatar 2-1 Ecuador