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World Cup: Okocha Reveals Stunning Reason That Made Qatar Lose Against Ecuador

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World Cup: Okocha Reveals Stunning Reason That Made Qatar Lose Against Ecuador
Former Premier League superstar Jay-Jay Okocha has explained that the air conditioner at the Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, might have affected players of the Qatar national team.

Qatar on Sunday, 20 November, began their campaign at the 2022 World Cup on a losing note when they were hammered 2-0 by Ecuador in the opening game of the competition.

Enner Valencia netted the two goals that condemned Qatar to a defeat in front of their fans.

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World Cup: Jay Jay Okocha reveals stunning thing that made Qatar lose against Ecuador. Photo by Pablo Morano Source: Getty Images

Okocha who has also played at the World Cup while representing Nigeria worked as a pundit on the match-day and suggested what could have affected the Qatari players.

The Super Eagles legend also explained that Qatar did not fight well in their match against Ecuador according to the report on Daily Post.

Statement made by Okocha

“They did a professional job. They got the three points…needed, but in my opinion, Qatar made it a lot easier for them.

“I don’t know if the pressure was a bit much on them during the first half or maybe the air conditioner might have affected the players because they are used to playing in the heat, but you have to give credit to Ecuador because it’s not easy to play against the host and they got the job done.”

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