Qatar vs. Ecuador: Team news, lineups, and prediction

It’s been a long time since the men’s World Cup, but at long last, that wait is over. Qatar and Ecuador will kick off the 22nd edition of the worldwide football celebration 1,586 days after Hugo Lloris raised the golden statue.

Ever since Sepp Blatter painstakingly drew Qatar’s name out of an envelope in 2010 to host the event, it has been shrouded in scandal. The quadrennial celebration of the world’s favorite game will begin in Al Kohr on Sunday afternoon, despite the rising attention of several human rights groups and the wider media.

Qatar, the current Asian Cup winner, is the ones being challenged. versus an Ecuadorian team that faced legal hurdles to be qualified after being accused of fielding an ineligible player.

Read on for more on the World Cup’s first game