Ecuador, one of four Latin American teams in the 2022 World Cup, is drawing attention not only for its impressive start to the tournament but also for the way the players are celebrating their goals. On 20 November former West Ham player Enner Valencia scored twice, securing the win against host team Qatar. Both goals were dedicated to God as the players came together to form a circle and fall to their knees before pointing and looking up to the sky to celebrate. It is understood most of the team’s players are Christians, with several videos on social media showing them praying before each match.
Qatar: World Cup players dedicate goals to GodWritten by David Fletcher 24 Nov 2022
- Praise: God for this Christian display of thanks and giving glory to God in a strict Islamic nation. (Psalm 150:2)
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