Former Nigerian midfielder, Austin Okocha states Qatar’s 2- reduction to Ecuador in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup could be blamed on the air conditioner at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor.
Remember that Enner Valencia scored a brace in the initial half to guarantee all a few factors from Group A which also has the likes of Senegal and The Netherlands.
Reacting to the video game, the previous PSG star mentioned that Qatar are utilized to actively playing in the heat and may possibly not have altered to the coldness of the stadium.
Okocha, who is on punditry responsibility for Super Sport along with Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves, mentioned that Qatar did not put up much of a fight in their reduction.
“They did a expert work. They obtained the three points…needed, but in my belief, Qatar produced it a whole lot much easier for them,” he explained.
“I really do not know if the stress was a bit considerably on them all through the 1st half or it’s possible the air conditioner may have impacted the gamers for the reason that they are made use of to participating in in the heat [but] you have to give credit score to Ecuador simply because it’s not simple to play versus the host and they bought the position completed.”
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