During the build-up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, there have been a number of human rights issues. One of those issues was the use of a deceptive alignment to overoccupy the stadium for the event.
Another case in point was the video assistant referee ruling on a goal. In the match against Ecuador on Sunday, the video assistant referee ruled that Ecuador’s Enner Valencia’s goal was offside. While the goal was considered a landmark, many observers were unsure why it was ruled offside.
Another controversy related to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar involved the passport of a player. Byron Castillo, a 23-year-old Ecuadorean national, was deemed eligible to play in the competition by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. However, Ecuador refused to pick him. This was despite a complaint filed by the Chilean Federation. The dispute involved whether Castillo was born in Colombia or Ecuador. In addition to being ruled eligible, a disciplinary committee opened a file on the case. The hearing will start within the next few days, and the case will be presented to FIFA, which will decide whether Castillo is eligible to play in Qatar.
There were also several controversies regarding the World Cup itself. For example, the first match in the tournament was a snoozer. The hosts, Qatar, were beaten 2-0 by Ecuador, which became the first team to lose a World Cup opener in 92 years.
Ecuador also played Senegal, an African team that made its World Cup debut in 2002. The team’s debut came as part of a friendly match with two of its South American rivals. Ecuador won the match 2-0, thanks to a penalty kick and a goal by Enner Valencia.
The most important match of the tournament will be between Ecuador and Holland on Monday. Ecuador is expected to advance to the round of 16 and has a chance to become the first South American team to qualify for the round of 16. Ecuador will have to win its first game to advance to the next round. However, the team will face a completely different opponent in the next match, if they qualify for that stage.
The match was played in Al Khor, a rural town north of Doha. Qatar’s players spent seven months in a pre-tournament training camp. While the team had five shots on goal, none of them were on target. The fans had been waiting for the match for years, and by the time it got underway, a giant clock was counting down the minutes until the World Cup. It was also the first time that Ecuador and Qatar met.
In addition to the match against Qatar, Ecuador will also play its third friendly against Cape Verde in just over a week. The Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro scouted players at all levels. In addition to his squad, he has a strong support team that includes goalkeepers Alexis Mac Allister and Lisandro Martinez. The team is also solid in attack, with forward Enner Valencia scoring two goals.