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All the action from Ecuador’s World Cup win over Qatar

This was the first World Cup appearance for the Qatari national team, nicknamed the Maroons.

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez and other staff stand on the sidelines. 

A battle for possession takes place early in the first half. 

Qatari keeper Saad al-Sheeb fouls Ecuador's Valencia inside the box. 

The Ecuadorean forward struck home from the penalty spot to give his team the lead. 

Abdulaziz Hatem of Qatar challenges Ecuador's Felix Torres. 

Qatar dominated possession in the second half but never came close to scoring. 

Six players - four from Qatar and two from Ecuador - were handed out a yellow card over the course of the match

A Qatari fan looks at his mobile phone. The hosts were hoping for a better start to the tournament.

Ecuador's fans celebrate after Valencia doubled the team's lead 

Qatar did not manage a single shot on target during the game, while Ecuador converted two of their three shots on target 

The winners congratulate each other after winning the opening match of the World Cup 


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