Almoez Ali, Qatar’s star man, leads the line for the hosts alongside another key man in Akram Afif.
Hassan Al-Haydos captains a squad which consists entirely of domestic based players.
Qatar XI: Saad, Pedro, Bassam, Khoukhi, Abdelkarim, Homam, Al-Haydos, Karim, Aziz, Afif, Almoez.
Brighton players Moises Caideo and Pervis Estupinan both start for Ecuador, with the third, Jeremy Sarmiento, on the bench.
Former West Ham forward Enner Valencia skippers the South American side who have lost just one of the last 15 games.
Ecuador XI: Galindez, Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Plata, Mendez, Caicedo, Ibarra, Valencia, Estrada.