World Cup Hosts Qatar lost 2-0 to Ecuador in the tournament opener.
Glamtush reports that host nation Qatar became the first World Cup host in history to lose their opening game of the tournament on Sunday, crashing to a 2-0 defeat to Ecuador as the football showpiece kicked off.
Two first-half goals from veteran striker Enner Valencia sealed a deserved Group A victory for Ecuador as Qatar’s first-ever World Cup finals match ended in disappointment.
Qatari fans began filing out of the Al Bayt Stadium long before the final whistle after a dominant display from the Ecuadorans.
The opening game of the first World Cup staged in the Arab world took place at the Bedouin tent-inspired Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, 50 kilometres (31 miles) outside of Doha.
In about 17 minutes after the commencement of the match, Ecuador scored Qatar 1-0 through penalty.
Ecuador had earlier scored Qatar about five minutes after the match began, but was flagged as offside.