The first match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 was held in Qatar on November 21, 2021. Qatar won the match against Afghanistan, with a score of 4-0. Qatar was led by Hassan Al Haydos, who scored the first goal of the tournament in the 8th minute. Qatar dominated the match, scoring three more goals in the second half, one each from Almoez Ali, Abdulaziz Hatem, and Boualem Khoukhi. The match was attended by a crowd of over 50,000 people in the Al Janoub Stadium, making it the biggest opening match in World Cup history.