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World Cup Host Country Qatar Loses to Ecuador

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

FIFA world cup, commenced on Sunday 20, with the first match been between Qatar and Ecuador.

For the first ever in FIFA history, Qatar loses a match been the host country. Qatar lost their first match between Ecuador . 

Thousands of Ecuadorians celebrated their win in various cities around the south American nation after the country’s historic victory against the host country.

Ecuador made the perfect start to the tournament by beating Qatar’s side 2-0 in the group A match.

Though it was to be 3-0 , the first goal scored by veteran Stricker Enner Valencia was denied as it was a offside goal.

The Stricker did not give up after that, he managed to score the 2 goals. One been a penalty kick and the other a header in the first half.

Photo// World Cup, Ecuador’s striker Enner Valencia. Photo Courtesy.

Fans dressed in Ecuador jerseys, filled bars and restaurants as they honored the team in various parts of the nation to encourage the team with a slogan ” yes we can.”

“It was exciting to see our team win,” said Hugo Pena, a 35-year -old taxi driver as he celebrated on one of the main streets.

Additionally, President  Guillermo Lasso joined the festivities.

“Ecuador is making history” Lasso wrote on his twitter page.” when the leadership is clear, has a vision and works to achieve it , they go down in history as the Tri.”

The first round of Group A games will be completed on Monday. With the game between Netherlands and Senegal.

Ecuador will play again on Friday against Netherlands , while Qatar will face Senegal.

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