FIFA World Cup: Tournament kicks off with fireworks and celebrations as Ecuador beats Qatar 2-0

Thousands of fans from around the world flocked to the Al Bayt Stadium in the coastal city of Al Khor and the FIFA Fan Festival in Doha to watch the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Sunday. Hosts Qatar took on Ecuador, who won 2-0 with both goals coming from veteran striker Enner Valencia, in the first opening game defeat for a host nation in the tournament's history.