Ecuador defeated host Qatar 2-0 in the first round of the World Cup group stage.
In the first half, Ecudor scored twice and easily won 2:0, making Qatar the first host team to lose in the first game of the final week.
It is worth mentioning that there was a moving scene in this game: after the Ecuadorian team scored the first goal, they collectively kneeled and pointed to the sky, commemorating the former teammate Christian Beniste who suffered cardiac arrest due to appendicitis in 2013 , and the city where he died was in Doha.
Benitez participated in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and played for Birmingham in the Premier League. He joined the Qatar League in 2013, but later died of cardiac arrest. He was replaced by Enna Valencia in the Ecuador national team. In this game against Qatar, Valencia scored twice to help the team win.