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Thousands of Football Fans Were Fooled by an eFootball Game Clip

Thousands of netizens watched a ‘live broadcast’ of the FIFA World Cup game between Qatar vs Ecuador without realising it’s clip from video game eFootball
By Xueyang
Nov. 22, 2022 updated 10:10

The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup officially started two days ago (November 22, 2022) and millions of football fans chose to watch live streams online of the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador.

However, many of the streaming channels listed in search engines and social media networks were actually fake channels. One of the channels, a so-called "live broadcast" of the game between Qatar and Ecuador shared on YouTube owned by a "Renne Sousa" was one of them.

@9amuli shared the "live broadcast" on TikTok@9amuli shared the "live broadcast" on TikTok

It turned out to be a game clip from the video game eFootball. Meanwhile, because of the low definition of the graphics, the thousands of viewers were not able to tell that the "game" they were watching was actually a prank. The fanatic fans even applauded for a goal scored in the video game clip.

By the way, in real life, Ecuador won over Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup at AI Bayt Stadium.

Update: Rennê Sousa is still streaming FIFA World Cup matches in eFootball.