That was not the Qatar I was expecting to see. Qatar is a good side. Prior to this tournament, I was even "bragging" to an extent of how good this Qatar team is. Not today. That was disappointing. The pressure was obviously getting to them. Could be wrong, I was slightly turned away, but it seemed as though a Qatari player threw the ball into the opposition. Whatever the case, Qatar had a bad game. Period. The upside for Qatar is that it's a better team than this. The downside is that, based on this game, Netherlands will destroy them. That was already the presumption. So Qatar needed good games against Ecuador and Senegal to escape the group. For now, with a bad game against Ecuador, Qatar is in trouble. Next up will be Netherlands and Senegal.
What did Qatar do wrong? How can it improve? Essentially, Qatar's possession was nonexistent. This is the team's strong suit: possession! Go figure. Without two-man game connections on possession, Qatar was losing the ball in one-on-one situations where the dribbling was practically nonexistent as well. Regain possession, which is the team's strength, and better scoring chances should arrive.