As the World Cup kicks off I’ll be posting a Nugget every day here to keep you all bang up-to-date with the latest facts and stats from the tournament. Keep coming back for your daily dose and remember – A Nugget a Day keeps the Doctor away.
20 November 2022 QATAR MAROONED
The match between Qatar and Ecuador was about as one-sided as it gets. In losing 2-0 Qatar became the first World Cup host to lose their opening match. They are only the third host to concede two goals in an opening match after Japan drew 2-2 with Belgium in 2002 and in the next tournament in 2006 when Germany beat Costa Rica 4-2.