Qatar vs Ecuador live stream: how to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Twelve years after FIFA chose to take the biggest show on Earth to one of the planet’s smaller footballing outposts, World Cup 2022 is finally due to kick-off as Qatar meet Ecuador in Sunday’s opening fixture. Expected to be Group A whipping boys, the Maroon and La Tri each know they need a win if either are to make through to the last 16. The world will be watching. Make sure you know how to watch a Qatar vs Ecuador live stream from anywhere(opens in new tab) and all games from the FIFA World Cup 2022 online for free.
Dates: Sunday 20th November
Kick-off: 4pm (GMT) / 11am (EST)
Free live stream: BBC iPlayer(opens in new tab)
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN(opens in new tab)
No team has prepared for a World Cup quite like Qatar. To improve their international experience, the Maroon have graced the Copa America, CONCACAF Gold Cup and even UEFA World Cup qualifying, making up the numbers in one group to face a series of friendlies. The Qatar Stars League has been on hiatus since September to ensure the national team’s players – who all play domestically – are fully rested and in top shape for their home World Cup.
Front two Almoez Ali and Akram Afif stand out. The latter’s creative smarts provided 10 assists as the Qataris unexpectedly won the 2019 Asian Cup, beating Japan in the final.
Few expected Ecuador to make these finals, but a talented crop of highly rated kids from the country’s famed Independiente del Valle youth academy has yielded fruit. The youngest side to make it from South America have in-form Brighton pair Pervis Estupinan, a vibrant left-back, and all-action midfielder Moises Caicedo as key parts of their counter-attacking system.
Coach Gustavo Alfaro is pragmatic, but La Tri are well-organised, good on the break and in former West Ham man Enner Valencia – the captain and record goalscorer – have someone who knows where the net is. And he’ll need his shooting boots if Ecuador are to stand any chance of getting out of a group that also contains the Netherlands and Senegal.
FIFA fave Robbie Williams is slated to perform in the opening ceremony, having done the honours four years ago in Russia, with K-pop star Jung-kook also on the bill.
This Group A match kicks off at 4pm GMT / 11am ET at the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, at Qatar 2022
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