Al Khor hosted the 2022 World Cup opening ceremony. The ceremony was held at Al-Bayt Stadium, where the opening game between Qatar and Ecuador took place.
The Ecuador national team defeated the Qatar team in the opening game of the 2022 World Cup. Ecuador won 2-0.
Ecuador’s striker Enner Valencia scored the first goal of the 2022 World Cup. It marked the first time that the opening goal of a World Cup tournament was scored from the penalty spot. Valencia have scored five goals in four matches at the World Cup – a record for Ecuador.
Qatar became the first host nation of the World Cup to ever lose its opening game.