Qatar goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb dubbed ‘worst footballer ever’ after horror first-half of World Cup opener vs Ecuador

QATAR goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb had a shocking first-half in the World Cup opening game versus Ecaudor.

The 32-year-old put in an unconvincing display in the early stages of the game as Enner Valencia netted twice to seal his side’s 0-2 win.

Qatar’s goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb had a nightmare first half2

Qatar’s goalkeeper Saad Al Sheeb had a nightmare first halfCredit: AFP
Saad Al Sheeb's heat map shows he was happy coming off his line2

Saad Al Sheeb’s heat map shows he was happy coming off his line

Fans could not quite believe how bad his Al Sheeb’s performance was as he failed to live up to the big ocasssion.

One fan said: “The Qatar goalkeeper might be the worst footballer I’ve ever seen.”

Another reacted: “Qatar’s goalkeeper genuinely looks like he’s won a competition on the side of a cereal box.”

More commented: “That keeper needs to change profession.”

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One even made fun of his name: “He is called Saad. What a sad day for Saad.”

Things began poorly for the keeper charging out of goal and failing to claim a cross that resulted in Valencia heading into an empty net within minutes of the World Cup beginning.

The No.1 punched the air before spinning around completely losing track of where the ball was in the air.

Luckily Al Sheeb was saved from embarassment as VAR chalked off the goal for offside and there was hope he and the Qatar defence would settle down.

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However they didn’t and Valencia eventually netted from the penalty spot after 16 minutes.

Ecuador carved the host nation open as the former West Ham striker was tripped up by the stopper attempting to close him down, he then got back up to score.

Al Sheeb picked up a yellow card for the foul.

Valencia then got his brace heading in a fantastic cross by Angelo Preciado doubling the South Amercians lead.

Al Sheeb made a number of rash clearances in a frantic opening 45 minutes before finally making a save after the break.

He has been capped 80 times by his country and took the armband from Hassan Al-Haydos on the 72nd minute.

Al Sheeb is a one club man playing his football for Al Sadd winning the Qatar Stars League four times and the Asian Champions League once.

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