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Ecuador’s match against the Chileans promises to be a mouthwatering clash, especially because the Ecuadorians are behind Argentina and Uruguay who will lock horns in another decisive match on Wednesday.
Ecuador are sixth in the table with twenty-three points. In contrast to the Uruguayans who are one point above them, the Ecuadorians have a negative goal difference.
This means that a draw will surely not be enough even if Uruguay lose to Argentina. A win for the Ecuadorians is the only solution for the country to have a chance of qualifying into the finals of the World Cup.
Securing an automatic place in for South Africa 2010 though is almost impossible.
Supposing Argentina and Uruguay draw against each other, then Ecuador would have to beat Chile by a six-goal margin in order to take hold of the fourth and final automatic spot.
Meanwhile, if the Chileans get beaten on Wednesday and if Uruguay v Argentina doesn’t end in a draw, then the Ecuadorians will definitely clinch the sole play-off place at the expense of the team that loses in the Uruguay v Argentina clash.
The most interesting thing in Wednesday’s clash between Chile and Ecuador is the fact that Argentina could miss the World Cup if Ecuador beat Chile and if Uruguay also triumph in Montevideo.
In that case, Ecuador would take hold of the fifth place behind Uruguay who would qualify at the expense of Diego Maradona’s Argentina.
It might seem difficult to understand the statistical analysis for Ecuador but if things appear this way, it is mainly because the Ecuadorians lost 2-1 against Uruguay last Saturday.
Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia had opened the score line at the 67th minute only for his goal to be canceled by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez one minute later.
At the 90th minute, striker Diego Forlan stole away all the three points with a controversial penalty. In the end, Uruguay moved above Ecuador in fifth place.
Ecuador would have to do much better against the Chileans who are already through to the finals of the World Cup in South Africa next summer.
Chile were rampant away to Colombia last Saturday and despite losing inside the quarter of an hour through Vidal’s own goal, the Chileans fought back to win 4-2 at the end of proceeding.
This wonderful victory ultimately sealed their passage into the world’s most prestigious sporting event, the World Cup tournament.
Well, on Wednesday evening, there will be no pressure on Chile to win. Still, they’ll certainly do their best to round up their World Cup campaign on a terrific note.