Valencia scores 1st World Cup goal for Ecuador against Qatar
Nov 19, 2022, 6:31 PM | Updated: Nov 20, 2022, 8:34 am
(AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Enner Valencia scored the first goal of the World Cup, converting a penalty in the 16th minute to put Ecuador ahead of host nation Qatar 1-0 on Sunday.
The Ecuador captain, who earned the spot kick himself after being tripped by goalkeeper Saad Alsheeb, had already celebrated scoring a goal inside three minutes.
But following a two-minute video review, it was ruled out for offside.
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