FIFA World Cup 2022 gets underway with the opening match between Qatar vs Ecuador on Sunday, 20th November. Qatar are playing their very first FIFA World Cup and as host country all eyes will be on this team managed by Felix Sanchez Bas. The match will kickoff at around 7:00 pm local qatar time / 04:00 pm uk time.
How To Watch Qatar vs Ecuador Live Stream Online ?
There are number of countries where FIFA World Cup coverage will be on free to air networks. We have produced how to watch guides for each of that country. Users from outside of those countries can also watch the match with the use of VPN. You can follow the guides below on how you can watch opening match between Qatar vs Ecuador live online.
1. BBC iPlayer (UK)
BBC iPlayer will be producing live streams which are available free for all UK residents. However fans from outside the UK, can buy an VPN, connect to UK ip address inside the VPN app. Then visit bbc iplayer and create an free account. Thus allowing them free access to 32 world cup matches which will be on BBC iplayer.
2. SBS On-Demand (Australia)
Another english commentary coverage available is SBS (Australia). Which is free to air in Australia and will be producing live streams on their SBS On-demand platform. All 64 matches are available on this online platform. Users from outside Australia can use VPN account, connect to Australia ip address and watch matches on SBS.com online absolutely free.
3. RTE Player (Ireland)
Another official but free channel available is RTE from Ireland. All 64 world cup games will be on RTE.ie player which is free for Irish residents. However fans from outside Ireland can also watch these streams with the help of VPN account.
Using VPN to Unlock Qatar vs Ecuador World Cup Streams:
1. Buy an VPN account (We highly recommend ExpressVPN)
2. Download and install the VPN app on the device you want to watch streams on.
3. Connect to the IP address of the country you want to watch the channel from. For example connect to UK ip for BBC iplayer. Australia ip for SBS or Irish ip for RTE player.
4 Once connected to the desired country up. Visit the streaming websites in your browser. For example BBC.com/iplayer. Create an free account and click on BBC 2 Streams in the menu.
Make sure you are connected to VPN while watching streams. ExpressVPN is your best bet to get world cup streams from official channels throughout the tournament.]
Qatar vs Ecuador Kickoff Times:
The match will kickoff at 7:00 pm local qatar time. below are some of the time zones from around the world.
|United States (ET/PT)||11am / 8am|
|Central European Time||5pm|
|Other South Asian countries||10pm|
Match Preview: The start of the World Cup could not be more controversial with all sorts of issues are getting highlighted before the tournament and that kind of overshadowed the opening day where Qatar hosts Ecuador in the opening game. On the footballing side we are looking at Qatar team who played 5 behind the closed door friendlies and not much is known about the team for outside media. Ecuador we know are one of the most hard working South American side who will be looking to get a win in their opening match.
Qatar has some injury worries just as other national teams. Ali who is country join top goal scorer suffered a knock in their last friendly against Albania however he should be fit to start alonside Akram Afif. Other then that we can expect the follow lineup for Qatar
Qatar Starting Lineup: Al-Sheeb (GK). Miguel, Al-Wari, Salman, Hassan (Defenders). Ahmed, Hatem, Boudiaf, Al-Haydos (Midfielders). Ali, Afif (Forwards)
Ecuador on the other hand will be without their player Byron Castillo who was declared injured ahead of the tournament. Some other big names like Moises Caicedo, Carlos Gruezo or Jeremy Sarmiento all missed their last warmup game for precautionary measures.
Ecuador Starting Lineup: Dominguez (GK). Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan (Defenders). Gruezo, Caicedo, Cifuentes (Midfielders). Plata, Valencia, Ibarra (Forwards).