The World Cup kicks off with a 2-0 loss for host Qatar

Posted : 2022-11-21 05:46 Updated : 2022-11-22 11:06
A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

South Korean pop star Jung Kook of BTS performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

South Korean pop star Jung Kook of BTS performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

South Korean pop star Jung Kook of BTS performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

South Korean pop star Jung Kook of BTS performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

South Korean pop star Jung Kook of BTS performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

Jung Kook of BTS performs with Fahad Al Kubaisi during the opening ceremony prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

A general view of the World Cup opening ceremony is seen ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

Players are in action during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk


Players fight for the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

Goalkeeper Saad Al-Sheeb, second from left, of Qatar is in action against Felix Torres of Ecuador during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

Players are in action during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk

Players are in action during the World Cup opening game is seen during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk


An Ecuadorean player scores a goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk


Players are in action during the World Cup opening game is seen during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk