FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar vs Ecuador: Win Prediction, Predicted Lineups, Team News, Recent form & More

Qatar will make their maiden appearance in the tournament when the match against Ecuador kicks off.

Saurabh GangulyAuthor

Updated - 18 November 2022 06:40 PM



Hosts Qatar will kick off the FIFA World Cup 2022 proceedings with a Group A encounter against Ecuador. Even as there have been a few controversies ever since the hosting rights of the marquee event have been granted to Qatar, the fact of the matter remains that Sanchez Bas and his boys are set to make history as Qatar make their maiden appearance in the tournament. They will fancy their chances of securing points against their South American counterpart in the first match who will too mark their first World Cup fixture after an eight-year absence.

Where will the match take place?

Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar is going to host this game.

Where can one watch Qatar vs Ecuador in India?

Sports18 and Sports18 HD will broadcast the match on Television.

Where can one live stream Qatar vs Ecuador?

Qatar vs Ecuador FIFA World Cup 2022 match can be streamed on the JioCinema app.

Team News


Fitness concerns for Qatar include Ahmed Alaaeldin who was forced to get off the pitch against Albania due to an injury. Other than that, the team would have their plans ready heading into this match with Almoez Ali, Akram Afif will take charge of the offense in a side that otherwise banks on its defence.

Predicted Line-up:

Al-Sheeb; Miguel, Al-Wari, Salman, Hassan, Ahmed; Hatem, Boudiaf; Al-Haydos; Ali, Afif

Last 5 matches (Most recent first)

Lost, Draw, Win, Win, Win


Much like the hosts, Ecuador also had an injury concern when Byron Castillo had to be substituted before half-time but consequently, it will be either Angelo Preciado or Robert Arboleda who will fill the place vacated by him even as Arboleda is making a return after being sidelined due to a fracture.

Enner Valencia will have a huge responsibility on his shoulder and it would be interesting to see how many minutes Carlos Gruezo gets to spend on the pitch given that he is coming back after a thigh injury.

Predicted Line-up:

Dominguez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Gruezo, Caicedo, Cifuentes; Plata, Valencia, Ibarra

Last 5 matches (Most recent first)

Win, Draw, Win, Draw, Draw, Draw

Score Prediction:

Even as we take cognizance of the fact that Qatar have players who can make a difference at this stage, Ecuador has in them to start off with a win in the tournament opener, as they have shown through their performances in recent months.

Disclaimer:  The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.


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