Qatar vs Ecuador Preview & prediction| FIFA WC 2022 |H2H Record | Line-up

The curtains will be raised for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a series of ups and downs and controversy; hosts Qatar will kick start the campaign in Group A as they play South American Giants Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor on Sunday (November 20). 

The clash will be a feast for the spectators as they will cherish the opportunity to welcome the World Cup for the very first time in their nation. With 30 more teams buying to win the top prize, the FIFA World Cup will be the epicenter for the next month. 

Qatar vs Ecuador Head to Head

Both Qatar and Ecuador have met on three occasions in the past with the head-to-head affairs shared with one win each. The first meeting between the sides took place in February 1996 which ended in a stalemate of 1-1 while their next meeting took place just a week later where the South American Giants won 2-1.

The most recent encounter between the sides took place in October 2018 when Qatar won a thrilling contest 2-1. Ecuador saw two red cards in the match but gave a good response where they ultimately ended as second-best. Interestingly nine players who played in that contest are part of the Qatar side this time around. 

Qatar vs Ecuador Head to Head

18 Feb 1996Qatar v EcuadorD1-1International Friendly
25 Feb 1996Qatar v EcuadorW1-2International Friendly
12 Oct 2018Qatar v EcuadorL4-3International Friendly

Qatar vs Ecuador Group Details

Both Qatar and Ecuador are the least favorite sides to progress into the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup from Group A as they are paired with the Netherlands and African Champions Senegal. The clash however should not dilute the occasion as both teams will be ready for the big occasion.

The consequence of the result will have an impact on the further matches for both teams as they look to seal progression into the next round. Any upset caused by the hosts or Ecuador could see them make the next stage as the World Cup dream is a distinct reality for both teams. Ecuador will face the Netherlands on Thursday (November 25) followed by Senegal on Tuesday (November 29), the same date Qatar also takes guards against the same opponents in reverse order. 

World Cup Record

Qatar: First Appearance


Appearances4 (first in 2002)
Best resultRound of 16 (2006)
2018 World CupDid not qualify

Qatar vs Ecuador Predicted Lineup

Qatar (4-4-2): 

Al Sheeb; Hassan, Khoukhi, Salman, Kheder; Hatem, Boudiaf, Waad, Assadalla; Ali, Al-Haydos 

Ecuador (4-3-3): 

Dominguez; Arboleda, Arreaga, Castillo, Palacios; Cifuentes, Franco, Gonzalez, Mendez; Estrada, Mena 

Qatar vs Ecuador Date, kick-off time, and venue

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Matchday 1 encounter on Sunday, November 20 will kick-off at 9:30 PM IST, 7:00 PM Local Time


Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor


Qatar vs Ecuador FIFA WC 2022 prediction

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