Ecuador beat hosts Qatar as World Cup begins



Ecuador eased past World Cup debutants Qatar 2-0 on Sunday with two goals from veteran striker Enner Valencia, Reuters said.

This was the first opening-game defeat for a host nation in the tournament’s history.

Valencia scored an early penalty and added a well-taken 31st-minute header to give the South Americans a commanding first-half lead as the Qataris looked overcome by the significance of the occasion.


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