Qatar was hoping for a much better debut. Felix Sanchez's team lost the opening match of the World Cup 2-0 against Ecuador; a clear and deserved defeat, which provoked the reaction of the public present in the stands of the Al-Bayt stadium; L'Equipe speaks of an "at times terrifying" performance on the pitch and a crowd of spectators "that aroused a mixture of sadness and anger". The rest of the international press has not been kind to the behavior of the home fans who, as Marca points out, have "abandoned their team. FIFA is worried because thousands of local fans left at half-time". The BBC goes further and writes: "The dream turns into a nightmare for Qatar and its supporters. After a lavish opening ceremony, led by actor Morgan Freeman, fans fell silent as Ecuadorians enjoyed the day ".

Sezione: Wolrd Cup Qatar 2022 / Data: Mon 21 November 2022 alle 17:00
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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