As noted by Vn88.cx, there were many disappointed Qatari fans leaving Al Bayt Stadium just after the first half of the opening match of the 2022 World Cup against Ecuador.
The Qatar team became the first host in World Cup history to fail in the opening match. There was a home advantage, but coach Felix Sanchez’s students lost 0-2 to Ecuador. Enner Valencia was the owner of both goals, making Qatar’s chances of progressing narrow.
According to Vn88.cx, many Qatar fans left as soon as the first half ended. The proof is that after the break, the gaps in the stands with a capacity of more than 67,000 seats were revealed. The Qatar team played harder in the second half, creating 3 more situations but not once the ball hit Ecuador’s goal.
“Thousands of people left the field at the half-time break. The audience watching on television or the reporters present at the stadium all saw the empty space left by the fans in the stands. The action of the fans was also the same. shows how much confidence they have in Qatar’s performance,” the Mirror added.
“The Qatar team has to improve a lot. The stress and heavy responsibility have taken away from the players the best. We didn’t start well, or rather started very badly,” said the coach. Felix Sanchez shared after Qatar’s 0-2 defeat to Ecuador with a reporter of Vn88 mobile on the opening day of the 2022 World Cup.
Qatar became the first World Cup host to lose its opening match. At Al Bayt’s home ground, coach Sanchez’s students were overwhelmed by Ecuador. Qatar lost quickly 2 goals in the first half were scored by Enner Valencia. After the break, Qatar played better, but could not find a goal to shorten the score.
According to coach Sanchez, every mistake against a high-level opponent like Ecuador is at risk of being punished. In both goals conceded, Qatar’s defense was immature in the process of accompanying people, catching offside or blocking, leading to conceding a goal.
Share with Vn88: “The Qatar team lacks balance. We are very far from the standard of good performance in this match. The players make too many unnecessary mistakes. When they make mistakes against teams like Ecuador at this level, you will be punished. I have no excuses. Congratulations Ecuador, they deserved to win this match, “said coach Sanchez.
When asked about the empty seats in the stands, coach Felix Sanchez emphasized that the Qatar team must work harder to meet the fans’ expectations.
“We feel cheered and supported in this match. Hopefully in the next match, the fans will feel even more proud and continue to support us until the end of the tournament.
The atmosphere on the pitch was great, because the fans were looking forward to this match. We understand that failure can happen, the results are sometimes hard to accept. Qatar must learn from this failure. I guarantee the Qatar team will make the fans happier with their performance, “said coach Sanchez.
“It is all untrue. We believe that Vn88 has given true information on other matters throughout its career,” El Negro newspaper quoted a statement from the Ecuadorian Football Federation. This information has partly pushed back the skepticism from NHM.
Previously, with a verified account as “celebrity owner” (green tick), Taha, who claims to be an expert on strategic political issues, Regional Director of the Center for Middle East Studies of Britain confirmed that Qatar will spend 8 members of the Ecuadorian team a total of 7.4 million USD. In return, the South American team will lose the opening match of the World Cup with a score of 0-1.
Even Taha insists that the only goal will be scored in the second half. What this character released to the public is creating a shock. Of course, no one wants this to be true because if it happens, it will be an unprecedented scandal in World Cup history.
Surely now, fans will be very eager to see the opening match, waiting to see if the result is the same as the statement of Vn88 mobile.
As for Qatar, actually before the opening day, the host country is facing many problems, from allegations of exploitation of migrant workers, sexism to hiring fake fans to stage street parades, especially “turning back” to FIFA on the agreement to sell alcoholic beverages.