The Football World Cup has started in Qatar.
The first game of the tournament saw Ecuador beat World Cup debutants Qatar 2-0 with two goals from veteran striker Enner Valencia.
It is the first time the host nation of a World Cup has been beaten in their opening game in the tournament’s history.
The tournament is taking place in November and December for the first time in its 92-year history rather than in the middle of the year.
Qatar has invested $300 billion in the tournament’s preparations, which have been dogged by controversy from the start.
Who is the youngest player in the tournament?
Youssoufa Moukoko, the youngest player at the World Cup in Qatar, is arguably the most promising young prospect from Germany since the rise of Jamal Musiala at Bayern.
Who is the oldest player in the tournament?
In addition to Lionel Messi (35), Cristiano Ronaldo (37), and Luka Modric (37), FIFA World Cup 2022 will feature a large number of older veterans, including Dani Alves (39) and Thiago Silva (38). However, Mexican goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera, at 40 years and 63 days, will be the oldest player in Qatar 2022.
Who has played the most matches?
In Qatar, Lionel Messi will compete in his final international competition. With 165 caps, Messi has the most appearances and goals for his nation.