Of hosts exit, Enner Valencia and new records at ongoing FIFA World Cup

Another world record has been stamped at the progressing FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar as the hosting nation have become the first ever side to be eliminated just after two opening matches.

However, one wonders that if success in football is all about investment, how come a rich country of Qatar status has failed to even slide into the last 16 of the tournament in the midst of all resources.

They were the first team to succumb to defeat courtesy of a 2-0 loss from Ecuador before going down to another disappointing 3-1 defeat from Senegal hence enough to see them firewalling the tournament prematurely.

For Africans, at last, smiling faces have been plastered as the continent’s heavyweight Senegal bagged first maximum points after capsizing Qatar on Friday afternoon.

Ecuador has also produced the first player Enner Valencia (striker and skipper) to score three goals at the unfolding contest in two different matches.

Valencia, who was stretched out in their 1-1 draw against Netherlands is also on record to have netted the first brace of the campaign in the inaugural match against Qatar.

Two English Premier League players Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) and Harry Kane (England) are leading the assist chart with 2 assists apiece.

Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has gone into the history books for picking the first red card after a dangerous play on an Iran player in their 2-0 upset.

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