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Photo gallery of the first match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup: 31 images of Ecuador’s triumph over the local team

The celebration of the winners with their audience.  Ecuador won in the debut of the World Cup in Qatar 2022: a victory with authority and with a result that seems short.  It was only 2 to 0 over the local team (REUTERS / Dylan Martinez)
The celebration of the winners with their audience. Ecuador won in the debut of the World Cup in Qatar 2022: a victory with authority and with a result that seems short. It was only 2 to 0 over the local team (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) (DYLAN MARTINEZ/)
A poster that shows the relationship between the Ecuadorian public and their team:
A poster that demonstrates the relationship between the Ecuadorian public and their team: “All uploaded in the Alfaroneta”. A resounding victory that allows the South American country to dream of qualifying, although it still has to play against the most difficult rivals in the group: Senegal and the Netherlands (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH /)
The Spanish coach Felix Sanchez congratulates his pair.  The Argentine Gustavo Alfaro is the driver of the Ecuadorian team (REUTERS / Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
The Spanish coach Felix Sanchez congratulates his pair. The Argentine Gustavo Alfaro is the driver of the Ecuadorian team (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/)
The 60-year-old Argentine coach achieved a valuable and well-deserved victory in his debut in a World Cup in front of Ecuador, as did the Rosario goalkeeper Hernán Galíndez, who at the age of 35 fulfilled his dream (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
The 60-year-old Argentine coach achieved a valuable and well-deserved victory in his debut in a World Cup in front of Ecuador, as did Rosario goalkeeper Hernán Galíndez, who at the age of 35 fulfilled his dream (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON / )
The players embrace the man of the night: Enner Valencia scored the two goals of the match and was the star of the opening match of the World Cup.  He the first penalty and the second header, and also converted the goal that was canceled two minutes into the game (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach)
The players embrace the man of the night: Enner Valencia scored the two goals of the match and was the star of the opening match of the World Cup. He the first from a penalty and the second from a header, and also converted the goal that was canceled two minutes into the game (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH /)
Jeremy Sarmiento and Akram Afif fight for possession of the ball.  The Ecuadorian entered for Renato Ibarra fifteen minutes into the second half (REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji)
Jeremy Sarmiento and Akram Afif fight for possession of the ball. The Ecuadorian entered for Renato Ibarra fifteen minutes into the second half (REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji) (KIM HONG-JI /)
Gonzalo Plata, who participated in the first goal of the tournament, takes the ball before midfielder Mohammed Waad, who entered with twenty minutes to go in the game (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
Gonzalo Plata, who participated in the first goal of the tournament, takes the ball before midfielder Mohammed Waad, who entered with twenty minutes to go in the game (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/)
Jeremy Sarmiento, one of the great promises of the Ecuadorian team, in action.  He wasted a clear chance near the end of the match (REUTERS/Matthew Childs)
Jeremy Sarmiento, one of the great promises of the Ecuadorian team, in action. He wasted a clear chance near the end of the match (REUTERS/Matthew Childs) (MATTHEW CHILDS/)
Mohammed Muntari's volley landed on the roof of the goal.  It was one of the most dangerous actions by a team that showed little (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
Mohammed Muntari’s volley landed on the roof of the goal. It was one of the most dangerous actions by a team that showed little (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/)
The Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Al Khor has a capacity of sixty thousand people.  In the second half, empty places began to be found (REUTERS / Matthew Childs)
The Al Bayt Stadium in the city of Al Khor has a capacity of sixty thousand people. In the second half, empty places began to be found (REUTERS / Matthew Childs) (MATTHEW CHILDS /)
Romario Ibarra, the 10th of the Ecuadorians, defined a cross with an inside face in the second half.  He was close to scoring the third for the South American team (REUTERS / Dylan Martinez)
Romario Ibarra, the 10th of the Ecuadorians, defined a cross with an inside face in the second half. He was close to scoring the third for the South American team (REUTERS / Dylan Martinez) (DYLAN MARTINEZ /)
Karim Boudiaf and Enner Valencia in dispute over a game action (REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch)
Karim Boudiaf and Enner Valencia in dispute over a game action (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) (FABRIZIO BENSCH/)
Almoez Ali wasted the clearest move Qatar had with his head.  The ball went a few centimeters from Galíndez's right post (REUTERS / Matthew Childs)
Almoez Ali wasted the clearest move Qatar had with his head. The ball went a few centimeters from Galíndez’s right post (REUTERS / Matthew Childs) (MATTHEW CHILDS /)
Enner Valencia suffered a knee injury before the end of the first half.  He had already scored both goals: in the end he was not replaced and it was just a scare (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
Enner Valencia suffered a knee injury before the end of the first half. He had already scored both goals: in the end he was not replaced and it was just a scare (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON /)
The Italian judge Daniele shows a yellow card to Karim Boudiaf for an offense against Enner Valencia.  The referee admonished four Qataris and two Ecuadorians (REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji)
The Italian judge Daniele shows a yellow card to Karim Boudiaf for an offense against Enner Valencia. The referee admonished four Qataris and two Ecuadorians (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji) (KIM HONG-JI/)
The photo of Enner Valencia's second goal: a header at the far post after Angelo Preciado's center from the right (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
The photo of Enner Valencia’s second goal: a header at the far post after the center from the right by Angelo Preciado (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH/)
The ball is already traveling to the goal.  At 31 minutes into the first half, Ecuador took a 2-0 lead over Qatar (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
The ball is already traveling to the goal. At 31 minutes into the first half, Ecuador took a 2-0 lead over Qatar (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH/)
Valencia became Ecuador's top scorer in the history of the World Cup with five cries (two against Honduras and one against Switzerland in 2014) and the second Ecuadorian player to score in two different editions of the tournament after Agustín Delgado (one in 2002 and two in 2006) (REUTERS/Molly Darlington)
Valencia became Ecuador’s top scorer in the history of the World Cup with five cries (two against Honduras and one against Switzerland in 2014) and the second Ecuadorian player to score in two different editions of the tournament after Agustín Delgado (one in 2002 and two in 2006) (REUTERS/Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON/)
The sterile stretch of the Qatari goalkeeper Saad Al-Sheeb, who was unable to retain Enner Valencia's scoring header (REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch)
The sterile stretch of the Qatari goalkeeper Saad Al-Sheeb, who was unable to retain Enner Valencia’s scoring header (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) (FABRIZIO BENSCH/)
The first risk situation of the match and of the World Cup ended in a penalty: Valencia touched it with his right foot to dribble Saad Al Sheeb and define alone (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach)
The first risk situation of the match and of the World Cup ended in a penalty: Valencia touched it with his right leg to dribble Saad Al Sheeb and define alone (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH /)
The Italian referee Daniele Orsato sanctioned a yellow for the local goalkeeper and the maximum penalty without the intervention of the VAR (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach)
The Italian referee Daniele Orsato sanctioned a yellow for the local goalkeeper and the maximum penalty without the intervention of the VAR (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH /)
The Ecuadorian Fenerbahce Turkish striker kicked calmly to the left side of the Qatari goalkeeper to score the first valid goal of Qatar 2022 (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)
The Ecuadorian Fenerbahce Turkish striker kicked serenely to the left side of the Qatari goalkeeper to score the first valid goal of Qatar 2022 (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH /)
The gesture of the first goal of Qatar 2022 (REUTERS / Dylan Martinez)
The gesture of the first goal of Qatar 2022 (REUTERS / Dylan Martinez) (DYLAN MARTINEZ /)
Ecuador's 1-0 celebration over Qatar (REUTERS/Matthew Childs)
The celebration of the 1 to 0 of Ecuador over Qatar (REUTERS / Matthew Childs) (MATTHEW CHILDS /)
Enner Valencia had already scored the first goal of the match which was disallowed by offisde.  He repeated the same celebration twelve minutes later (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
Enner Valencia had already scored the first goal of the match which was disallowed by offisde. He repeated the same celebration twelve minutes later (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) (AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/)
Enner Valencia's header scored the first goal of the game after two minutes.  It was canceled by the VAR for a fine offside (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach)
Enner Valencia’s header scored the first goal of the game after two minutes. It was annulled by the VAR for a fine offside (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH/)
The same image from another angle.  The VAR debuted quickly at the World Cup in Qatar (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach)
The same image from another angle. The VAR debuted quickly at the World Cup in Qatar (REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach) (KAI PFAFFENBACH /)
The celebration of the Ecuadorians in the first goal of the match that was annulled (REUTERS / Dylan Martinez)
The celebration of the Ecuadorians in the first goal of the match that was annulled (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) (DYLAN MARTINEZ/)
Valencia was canceled somewhat for an advanced position warned by the VAR through the debutant tool of the semi-automatic offside (REUTERS / Molly Darlington)
Valencia had a goal annulled for an advanced position warned by the VAR through the new semi-automatic offside tool (REUTERS / Molly Darlington) (MOLLY DARLINGTON /)
The first match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup corresponds to Group A completed by Senegal and the Netherlands, who will meet tomorrow at the Al Thumama stadium (REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch)
The first match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup corresponds to Group A completed by Senegal and the Netherlands, who will meet tomorrow at the Al Thumama stadium (REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch) (FABRIZIO BENSCH /)
The Al Bayt Stadium hosted the first match of the World Cup.  The result was as expected: Ecuador defeated Qatar with a solid and resounding victory (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)
The Al Bayt Stadium hosted the first match of the World Cup. The result was as expected: Ecuador defeated Qatar with a solid and resounding victory (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch) (FABRIZIO BENSCH/)

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