Valencia fires Ecuador to 2-0 win over Qatar in World Cup opener (updated-1)

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  • Monday, 21 Nov 2022

DOHA, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Enner Valencia scored two first-half goals as Ecuador beat hosts Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup on Sunday.

The Fenerbahce forward converted a penalty before powering home a header to give Gustavo Alfaro's side a perfect start in Group A.

Qatar will face Senegal in their next match on Friday while Ecuador are scheduled to meet the Netherlands the same day.

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