Baghdad Italian referee Daniele Orestao blew the whistle for the start of the 2022 World Cup, which is being hosted by the State of Qatar, by meeting the host country, Qatar and Ecuador, in Group A.

The Qatar national football team included Saad Al-Sheeb for goalkeepers and in the defense line each of Bassam Al-Rawi, Khokhi Boualam and Hassan Abdel-Karim, in the midfield each of Korea, Karim Boudiaf, Abdulaziz Hatem and Hammam Al-Amin, and in the front line Hassan Al-Haidous, Akram Afif and Al-Moez Ali.

It is noteworthy that the opening match will be hosted by Al Bayt Stadium, which can accommodate 60,000 spectators.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency