Stephen Dunmoye

Enner Valencia’s brace has sent Ecuador to the top table of Group A by defeating Host Country, Qatar in the opening game of the 2022 World Cup by two goals to nil.

Meanwhile, Valencia had scored in the third minute but was ruled out as offside by the VAR, denying him the opportunity to record an hat-trick.

Valencia scored the first goal on the penalty spot a foul tackle from the Qatar goalkeeper, in the 16th minute.

Valencia scored the scored the second goal with an header, which gave the goalkeeper no chance of defence.

However, in tomorrow’s fixtures, England would play against Iran by 3pm, Senegal against Netherlands by 6pm and USA versus Wales goes for 9pm.