The host of the World Cup, the Qatar national team lost to the Ecuador team 2:0 at the start of the World Cup in football, thus setting a negative record.
Thus, Qatar became the first host team in the history of the World Cup to lose the opening game of the championship!
By the way, the organizers are playing the first match at the championship since the World Cup in 2006 in Germany, when the Panthers defeated Costa Rica 4:2.
Four years later, South Africa drew 1:1 with Mexico at the first World Cup on the African continent, while Brazil defeated Croatia 3:1 in 2014.
In the end, Russia convincingly defeated Saudi Arabia 5:0 in 2018.