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

The 2022 FIFA World Cup takes place as a host country, Qatarfacing Ecuador At Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, losing 2-0. We’ve got you covered with every must-have moment from start to finish!

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar vs Ecuador Highlights |  2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar and Ecuador kick off the 2022 FIFA World Cup in style! Ecuador showed urgency and in the 16th minute Enner Valencia scored a penalty kick. Valencia did not finish there, as he scored his second goal in the 31st minute. Both teams had chances in the second half, but the score was 2-0 to Ecuador.

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

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Here are the top games from Sunday’s group stage.

Qatar vs Ecuador

Early gate swept

Ecuador appeared to have scored their first goal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup when Enerer Valencia scored at 2:38, but it was ruled a miss after a VAR review.

First goal!

After a yellow card from Qatari goalkeeper Saad Abdullah Al Sheb, Valencia converted a penalty kick to give Ecuador a 1-0 lead at 15:47.

Ecuador’s Enner Valencia scores against Qatar after 15 minutes | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ecuador's Enner Valencia scores against Qatar after 15 minutes |  2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia score 15 minutes into the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup against Qatar.

Ecuador’s Enner Valencia is fouled and scores a PK against Qatar.

Ecuador's Enner Valencia is fouled and scores a PK against Qatar.

Enner Valencia’s free-kick is fouled in the box and Ecuador take the lead against Qatar in the first half.

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He does it again!

Valencia scored their second goal of the match. The forward headed home at 30:42 to give Ecuador a 2-0 lead.

Ecuador’s Enner Valencia scores against Qatar after 30 minutes | 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ecuador's Enner Valencia scores against Qatar after 30 minutes |  2022 FIFA World Cup

Watch Ecuador’s Enner Valencia score in the 30th minute against Qatar at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

Valencia leave the game

The star of the match, Valencia, left with an injury shortly before half-time and did not return.

A missed opportunity

It was a tough move for Qatar. While Qatar had several scoring opportunities which they failed to capitalize on, including the bottom one at 85-27.

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Opening ceremony

Morgan Freeman takes part in 2022 FIFA World Cup as ‘call to celebration’

Morgan Freeman takes part in 2022 FIFA World Cup as 'call to celebration'

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has finally begun and Morgan Freeman is speaking in Qatar, where “everyone is welcome”.

Jenny Taft explores Qatari culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft explores Qatari culture ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Jenny Taft interviews Hassan Al Tawadi, 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.

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