2022年世界盃。卡塔爾被厄瓜多爾擊敗,夢想變成惡夢

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2022年世界盃。卡塔爾被厄瓜多爾擊敗,夢想變成惡夢

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"專注於足球 "是國際足聯在世界盃開始前向參賽國發出的信息。

費利克斯-桑切斯的球隊被厄瓜多爾輕鬆擊敗,整個比賽中沒有一次射門。

他們成為賽事歷史上第一支輸掉揭幕戰的東道主。

一個以真正的樂觀主義開始的日子,他們的世界盃夢想即將實現,但它很快變成了球員和球迷的噩夢。

12年前,塞普-布拉特從一個信封中揭開了卡塔爾的名字,關於卡塔爾主辦世界盃的權利,已經發表了成堆的專欄和網站文章。

有關該國的人權記錄和對男女同性戀、雙性戀和變性者的待遇的問題給準備工作蒙上了一層陰影,但在周日比賽前幾個小時,體育場外還是一片歡騰。

保安人員騎着駱駝和馬在通往入口的坡道上排成一排,而在轉門附近有傳統的阿拉伯舞蹈和塔布拉(鼓)表演。

雖然當地人比較低調,但遠道而來的厄瓜多爾支持者們聲情並茂,為他們的球隊歌唱和吶喊。

在Al Bayt球場開球前,演員摩根-弗里曼(Morgan Freeman)主持了一個華麗的開幕式,並由天生患有罕見的尾部回歸綜合症的加尼姆-穆夫塔(Ghanim Al Muftah)誦讀《古蘭經》經文。

還有全球超級明星BTS的Jung Kook發布的新單曲,與卡塔爾歌手Fahad Al Qubaisi一起表演。

在多哈的球迷節上,觀眾們聚集在一起,在大屏幕上觀看比賽,因為他們的節日終於到來了。數以千計的人來到現場,以至於在開球前一小時,球迷被拒之門外。

他們仍然湧出地鐵站,只是被轉移到了遠離球迷節的另一個大屏幕上。

事先很少有人寫到卡塔爾是亞洲冠軍,並且擁有一支經驗豐富的球隊,有五名球員獲得了100個帽子或以上。

這也是好事,因為他們有一個令人震驚的結果。

"顯然這不是我們所希望的,"桑切斯事後說。"現在輪到我們分析這場比賽了,集中精力,努力忘掉今天。

"沒有任何藉口。恭喜厄瓜多爾,他們配得上勝利。有很多改進的餘地。我們沒有發揮出我們的最佳水平。也許是責任或緊張使我們失去了最佳狀態。

"一個糟糕的開局,這決定了比賽的其餘部分。我們必須忘記壓力。"

當恩納-瓦倫西亞近距離頭球攻門時,卡塔爾本可以丟掉他們的第一個世界盃進球,但視頻助理裁判發現的越位判罰給了他們一個緩刑。

但情況並沒有改善,前西漢姆聯隊前鋒瓦倫西亞在點球點上進球,並加上一個頭球,半場比賽以2比0領先。

當厄瓜多爾人在享受他們的一天時,身穿傳統長袍和阿巴亞斯的主場支持者們基本上都在沉默地坐着,只有在球門後面有一袋身穿褐紅色襯衫的球迷。

許多在中場休息時離開座位的人都沒有回來,使體育場在第二節的大部分時間裡處於半空狀態。

這導致了一種平淡的氣氛,在下半場只產生了一次射門。

當被問及大量的空座位時,桑切斯說。"實話實說,我在這場比賽中有足夠的工作來看待這個問題。

"是的,我們感受到了球迷的支持,我希望他們下次能感到更加自豪。這支國家隊可以表現得更好,我相信他們會繼續支持我們,直到比賽結束。

"這遠遠不是我們的最佳表現。這場比賽很短,所以我們必須為下一場比賽恢復,希望對我們來說會更好。"

但並沒有變得更容易。

非洲國家杯冠軍塞內加爾隊將在周五進行比賽,11月29日對荷蘭隊進行A組的最後一輪比賽。

卡塔爾將需要迅速採取行動,以避免成為繼2010年南非之後第二個未能從小組賽中脫穎而出的主辦國的恥辱。

在球場外,他們的主場世界盃的準備工作被嘲笑,在球場上,國家隊不希望遭受同樣的折磨。

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"Focus on football" was Fifa's message to competing nations before the start of the World Cup.

Felix Sanchez's side were easily beaten 2-0 by Ecuador, failing to muster a shot on target in the entire contest.

And they become the first host side in the tournament's history to lose their opening game.

A day that started with genuine optimism with the realisation of their World Cup dream coming true, it soon turned into a nightmare for players and fans alike.

Reams of column inches and website copy has been published about Qatar's right to host the World Cup, when Sepp Blatter unveiled their name from an envelope 12 years ago.

Questions about the country's human rights record and treatment of LGBT people overshadowed the build-up, but there was excitement outside the stadium hours before the game on Sunday.

Security staff lined the ramp up to the entrance on camels and horses, while traditional Arab dancing with tablahs (drums) was performed near the turnstiles.

Though locals were more subdued, the Ecuador supporters that had travelled over were in fine voice, singing and chanting for their side.

Before kick-off at Al Bayt, a stadium shaped in the form of a Bedouin tent, a glitzy opening ceremony was led by actor Morgan Freeman and verses of the Quran being read by Ghanim Al Muftah, who was born with the rare Caudal Regression Syndrome.

There was also a new single released by global superstar Jung Kook of BTS, performing alongside Qatari singer Fahad Al Qubaisi.

At the Fan Festival in Doha, spectators had gathered to watch the match on a big screen as their day had finally arrived. So many thousands turned out that fans were turned away an hour before kick-off.

Still they flowed out of the Metro stations, only to be diverted to another big screen away from the Fan Festival.

Little had been written beforehand about how Qatar are the Asian champions and have an experienced squad with five players earning 100 caps or more.

And just as well because they had a shocker.

"Obviously this is not what we were hoping," said Sanchez afterwards. "Now it is our turn to analyse this match, focus and try to forget about today.

"There are no excuses. Congratulations to Ecuador who deserved to win. There is a lot of room for improvement. We did not play at our best level. Maybe the responsibility or nerves took the best of us.

"A terrible start, this determines the rest of the match. We have to forget about the pressure."

Qatar could have conceded their first World Cup goal when Enner Valencia headed in from close range, but they were given a reprieve by an offside call spotted by the video assistant referee.

Things didn't improve though as ex-West Ham forward Valencia scored from the penalty spot and added a header for a 2-0 half-time lead.

While the Ecuadorians were enjoying their day out, the home supporters dressed in their traditional thobes and abayas were largely sitting in silence, but for a pocket of fans dressed in maroon shirts behind the goal.

Many of those who left their seats at half-time did not return, leaving the stadium half empty for most of the second period.

It contributed to a flat atmosphere which produced just one shot on target in the second half.

Asked about the vast number of empty seats, Sanchez said: "Truth be told, I had enough work in this game to look at this.

"Yes, we felt back and supported by our fans and I hope they can feel prouder next time. This national team can perform better and I am sure they will keep supporting us until the end of the tournament.

"It is far from our best performance. This competition is short so we have to recover for the next game and hopefully it will be better for us."

But does not get any easier.

Africa Cup of Nations champions Senegal are next on Friday, rounding off Group A against the Netherlands on 29 November,

Qatar will need to get their act together - and quickly - to avoid the ignominy of being just the second host country after South Africa in 2010 to fail to make it out of the group stage.

Off the pitch, the build-up to their home World Cup was derided, on it the national team don't want to suffer the same ordeal.

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