Ecuador defeated hosts Qatar 2-0 in their first match of the FIFA World Cup

Ener Valencia scored twice in the first half.

Valencia converted a penalty goal in the 16th minute to score the first goal.

He then scored his second on the half-hour mark off Angelo Preciado's cross.

Valencia became the oldest player to score in a World Cup opener.

Ecuador is ranked 50th in the FIFA rankings while hosts Qatar are ranked 50th.

The playing XI of Qatar : Saad, Pedro, Bassam, Khoukhi, Abdelkarim, Homam, Al-Haydos, Karim, Aziz, Afif, Almoez.

The playing XI of Ecuador: Galindez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Plata, Mendez, Caicedo, Ibarra, Valencia, Estrada.