The 2022 World Cup has just started and something controversial happened already in the first few minutes of the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador. The home team is extremely weak and Ecuador seems to have no problems in going through their defense.
Ecuador striker Valencia found a goal already in the 5th minute of the match. However, the goal was disallowed for offside leaving the fans dubious about what had happened.
Here are some comments.
“But how is it offsides at the moment of that challenge with the keeper when the ball was kicked already 25 yards away and he was onsides at time of the kick? Does the keeper touching the ball reset the line right there?”
Another fan commented: “the keeper touched the ball they’re not fooling us, but 0-1 anyway”
Because the goalkeeper has come forward he becomes the second last opponent, so the lower leg of the Ecuador player is closer to the goal than the second last opponent making him offside when his teammate heads the ball in the contest with the Qatari GK pic.twitter.com/AzXM7GthNk
— Malacia for Ballon D'or (@caelan_elliott) November 20, 2022
The offside call released by VAR. pic.twitter.com/ibdL5opzhw
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 20, 2022
VAR officials giving that ecuador goal offside pic.twitter.com/LVN5mkxUJi
— ⚡ (@UTDCJ_) November 20, 2022
— Jacob Fell (@dsgnrdoom) November 20, 2022