The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kicks off on Sunday with the hosts clashing with Ecuador. The opening match and opening ceremony of the first flagship tournament in the Middle East will take place at his majestic 60,000-seat Arbeit Stadium in Al Khor, north of Qatar’s capital, Doha The game was moved up a day to reflect the tradition of the competition hosted by the host country Once ranked 113th in the world, the Qatar national team (also known as the Maroons) has risen to his 50th position in the FIFA rankings after a string of recent accomplishments, including their maiden Asian Cup victory in 2019. As a guest nation, the team also reached the semi-finals of last year’s North, Central America, and Caribbean Federation Football Gold Cup. Led by Spanish coach Felix Sanchez, the Maroons hope to gain promotion from a group that includes European powerhouses Netherlands and African champions Senegal.
“We know the level of our opponents in three games,” Sanchez told reporters on Saturday. I’m here. “On paper, they should get three points. Maybe they already count on him for three points. But we are here to show that we can be a competitive team. We strive for good results that bring ‘A game’ and a lot of joy. ” This is the first time Qatar has qualified for the World Cup. The team returned from his long training camp in Marbella, Spain, and returned to Doha seven days before kick-off. “We want to show that we have worked hard and hopefully do better than we have in any previous game,” Qatar captain Hassan Al-Hyddos said at the pre-match press conference. One player to watch out for is tricky left winger Akram Afif. The 25-year-old, who plays for Qatar’s Al His Sad, was named the 2019 Asian Footballer of the Year after leading Qatar to his Continental Cup with one goal and 10 assists.
If the Maroons are going to score points against his birds, they need to block his effective passing and penetration. Also keep an eye out for the exciting winger Gonzalo Hehe Plata, who will play for Spanish Real Madrid in Valladolid. Led by Argentina’s Gustavo Alfaro, who often favors his 4-4-2 formation, Ratri is looking to improve on his best result in World Cup history when he reached the round of 16 in 2006.