FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar vs Ecuador prediction, time, live-streaming details

On 20 November, the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup was played between Qatar and Ecuador in Group A at Al Bayt Stadium. Ecuador will return to the final round of the FIFA World Cup after an eight-year absence while Qatar will compete on the biggest international stage in their history for the first time in their history.


When they were ready to go head to head in Al Khor, Felix Sanchez Bas’s Ecuador and Qatar ranked 44th and 50th respectively in the world. The last four FIFA World Cup opening matches have had 17 goals, averaging 4.25 goals per game. Qatar have been successful at the Al Bayt Stadium, winning all of their last three matches there by a combined score of 9-0.

When Ecuador plays host to Qatar in the opening match of the tournament, Vice President Alfredo Borrero will be present in place of President Guillermo Lasso.



Despite being recognized by the Court of Arbitration for Sport as an Ecuadorian citizen, defender Byron Castillo was not included in Ecuador’s list of 26 people attending the World Cup. After Chile’s announcement that Castillo’s ineligibility to compete in the qualifying round was rejected by CAS earlier this month, Ecuador was allowed to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


Qatar, host and the only debutant out of 32 participating teams – spent 12 years preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Felix Sanchez Bas has led Qatar to its most historic milestone: winning the 2019 Asian Cup. Taking the lead but still trying to play would be “suicide” for Qatar. According to him, the team will try to play tight defense, give up as few chances as possible and be strong in passing.


The previous three meetings between Qatar and Ecuador have all taken place in this Middle Eastern country. The head-to-head record between Qatar and Ecuador is divided equally with one win and one draw. In their previous meeting, which was a friendly match in October 2018, Qatar won 4-3.

Main player

Qatar has a number of promising players such as goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb, striker Hassan Al-Haydos and striker Almoez Ali. In contrast, Ecuador has players like Pervis Estupinan (left-back), Moises Caicedo (midfielder) and Enner Valencia (forward).

Date, Time & Location

The 2022 FIFA World Cup match between Qatar and Ecuador will begin on November 20. The opening match of Group A will begin at 21:30 (India time) at the powerful Al Bayt Stadium. seat 60,000, 40 km north of Doha.

Live streaming details

The Qatar vs Ecuador match will be broadcast live on Sports18 and Sports18 HD TV channels in India, and Jio Cinema’s website and app will offer free live streaming of the event. Some reports suggest that the match will also be streamed live on Voot.


A total of 17 goals, or 4.25 goals per game, were scored in the last four opening matches of the World Cup. With a total score of 9-0, Qatar has won all three previous matches played at Al Bayt Stadium. However, Ecuador have won 4 of their last 10 matches at the FIFA World Cup while their last match in 2014 against France ended in a goalless draw.

On November 20, Qatar will have difficulty standing shoulder to shoulder with the South American team. With the final score 3-0 leaning forward, Ecuador was deemed in favor to start the tournament with a convincing win.

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