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Miami Beach, Florida (March 20, 2013) – Ecuador have set plans to reverse the 2-1 defeat they suffered against Paraguay in November 2011 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Ahead of next week’s battle against Los Guaranies, La Tri have scheduled a friendly match against CONCACAF’s El Salvador on Thursday, March 21, 2013. This international fixture will receive huge coverage from some of the world’s biggest sports networks. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) gives you live streaming and TV listing details.
Ecuador have been doing so well lately that even Lionel Messi’s rampant Argentina can feel La Tri’s breath. In the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, the Ecuadorians are only three points behind the Albiceleste.
La Tri will be hoping to claim a confidence-boosting victory over El Salvador in preparation for their upcoming World Cup qualifier against Paraguay.
Ecuador entertain El Salvador in a 2014 World Cup qualifying preparation game at the Olimpico Atahualpa stadium on Thursday.
The Ecuadorians are currently in second place of the South American World Cup qualifying group, with 17 points from nine games, three points behind group leaders Argentina, with 20 points.
Ecuador, who are on track to qualify for…
Paulo Bento called up a number of new faces to take on Ecuador at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques.
Portugal and Ecuador will go head to head on Wednesday for the first time ever. The Portuguese are ranked 7th in the latest FIFA ranking while Ecuador is 12th, the highest ranking they have ever had in their history.
Not only is Ecuador's 12th position shocking, but the fact that they are second in South America only behind Argentina who is ranked third is very impressive. They have managed to surpass countries like Brazil and Uruguay who have had a serious impact in world football over the years.
Ecuador's manager Reinaldo Rueda expects to see a well played match between two great teams.
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Wounded Uruguay take on Ecuador in Montevideo four days after the South American World Cup qualifiers produced fabulous goals and interesting results.
The Uruguayans remain in the safe zone even after last week’s dreadful defeat to Colombia. They are sandwiched in fourth position against Los Cafeteros and La Tri. In terms of statistics, there is no reason for the 2011 Copa America champions to panic. Coach Oscar Tabarez is hoping from a positive response from his men on Tuesday as he told FIFA.com:
“The only thing we can do to forget this defeat is overcome Ecuador [on Tuesday].”
The question is whether Uruguay can recover from Friday’s shocking loss, their only one in the South American World Cup qualifiers so far. They will be playing on home soil where they have managed 10 points from a possible 12 since the start of the campaign. It is in Montevideo that La Celeste Olimpica defeated Bolivia, Chile and Peru with no less than four goals in each game.
The Barcelona superstar admitted that it is a further motivation for Argentina to play against Ecuador at a sold out stadium.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi affirmed to the press that he is looking forward to Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Ecuador at River Plate's Estadio Monumental, not only because much is at stake but because they will be urged forward by a full house.
"I didn't know that it was all full. It makes me very happy because the last time [against Bolivia] it wasn't like that," declared Messi during a pre-game press conference.
"It is good that we are all united for these games, which are very important for the national team," he added.
Messi and co. will be aiming to fire on all cylinders when highly-fancied Argentina take on Ecuador in Buenos Aires.
Alejandro Sabella, the coach of Argentina, will be able to count with a full-strength squad when they entertain Ecuador at the Estadio Monumental on Saturday. There was speculation as to whether the coach would select in-form Boca Juniors playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme, but the veteran was excluded from the squad altogether. Sabella has made…
Ecuador will be hoping to win their seventh game out of eight when they welcome Honduras to Guayaquil for a friendly on Wednesday.
The biggest blow for Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda is that Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia will be unavailable after sustaining a hamstring injury during a recent Europa League outing against Ajax Amsterdam. While only two European-based players were called up by Rueda, seven players ply their trade in the Mexican First Division, with the…
A spectacular strike from Matias Alustiza two minutes from full-time was worthy of the title.
Deportivo Quito obtained the Ecuadorian championship after defeating Emelec 1-0 at the Olimpico Atahualpa stadium in Quito on Friday. Their latest title triumph was the fifth in their history, after the ones they claimed in 1964, 1968, 2008 and 2009.
Having won the first leg of the final 1-0 with a goal from Fidel Martinez in Guayaquil, Deportivo Quito repeated the feat at home with a strike from Matias Alustiza two minutes from full-time for a comfortable 2-0 aggregate victory over the two legs.
Backed by the majority of the 35,000 fans in the stadium, Deportivo Quito dominated their opponents for great part of the match, but especially after Eduardo Morante was sent off in the 53rd minute for a second bookable offense.
Edison Mendez and Christian Benitez led Ecuador to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Peru in Quito.
Ecuador defeated Peru 2-0 in Quito with second-half goals from Edison Mendez and Christian Benitez. With the win Ecuador moved within one point of South American World Cup qualifying group leaders Uruguay.
The match lacked excitement at the beginning, as both teams were locked in the midfield and hardly created any decent goal-scoring opportunities. Ecuador's best chance to find the back of the net arrived five minutes before the half-time break, but midfielder Segundo Castillo couldn't beat Peru goalkeeper Raul Fernandez.
Peru came more into the game towards the end of the half, and almost went ahead with good efforts from Juan Vargas and Jefferson Farfan, two of their most dangerous players. Other than that they were restricted to long-range shots on goal.
Peru's 'fantastic four' will intend to inflict a rare home defeat upon Ecuador in the altitude of Quito on Tuesday.
Both Ecuador and Peru will be after the three points when they clash in Round 4 of the South American 2014 World Cup qualifiers at the Olimpico Atahualpa stadium in Quito on Tuesday. Both teams have started their campaigns with mixed results and will be looking for a boosting win that would steer them closer towards group leaders Uruguay.
Having narrowly missed out on the 2010 World Cup, Ecuador are desperate to return to the world stage and in order to achieve this they know that they have to continue to win their home games. Having beaten Venezuela comfortably in Quito in their opening World Cup qualifier, Ecuador are well aware that they are capable of inflicting defeat upon the Peruvians as well.
Paraguay record their first three points of the qualifiers with narrow win over Ecuador in Asuncion.
Paraguay defeated Ecuador 2-1 on Friday to record their first three points of their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asuncion.
After a slow and rather ordinary start to the match, as the minutes ticked by Paraguay came more and more into the match, controlling their rivals with dominant passing and aggressive soccer.
Ecuador looked switched off, however, each time Antonio Valencia moved forward he created problems for the Paraguay defense. The Manchester United winger looked very dangerous in an attacking sense, however, often he was provided with little help from his team-mates.
Paraguay will be after their first victory of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador in Asuncion.
Paraguay take on Ecuador in Round 3 of the 2014 South American World Cup qualifiers, with the clear objective to claim the first three points of their campaign. La Albiroja didn't get off to the best start last month, having debuted with a 2-0 defeat to Peru in Lima, before scoring a late equaliser to force a 1-1 draw with Uruguay in Asuncion.
Due to those results, Francisco Arce, the new coach of Paraguay, will be obligated to secure a victory against Ecuador. Paraguay have consolidated themselves as one of South America's strongest sides over the years, much due to their hard-working attitude. In the 2010 World Cup, which was their fourth successive appearance on soccer's most important stage, they reached the quarter-finals only to be defeated by eventual world champions Spain.
Ecuador handed the USA a 1-0 defeat at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.
Jaime Ayovi scored the decisive goal for Ecuador when he rose above defender Tim Ream to head home a cross from his cousin Walter Ayovi.
The result leaves USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann with just one win from his first five games in charge, and with a goals scored tally of two in five. His teams offensive inability must be of huge concern for Klinsmann who is noted for his attacking style of play.
The Americans started with a front pair of Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, but the pair were bottled up very well by the Ecuador defensive pairing of Fricson Erazo and Eduardo Morante.
The first half saw both defenses very much on top, with the first clear chance coming as Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero skipped past Steve Cherundolo before firing wide.
The USA will play host to Ecuador in an international friendly at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.
USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann earned his first win against Honduras over the weekend, but will face stronger opposition here.
New Jersey native Tim Howard will play in goal for the USA in his home state, while Tim Ream will be hoping to start his first game for Klinsmann in his home stadium.
If Ream does earn a start, he is expected to be partnered by Oguchi Onyewu. Red Bull forward Juan Agudelo could also feature for the States, while Clint Dempsey should continue in midfield after scoring the winning goal against Honduras.
Timmy Chandler could play at left back for the USA, and would face a stiff challenge in the form of Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia.
First half goals from Jaime Ayovi and Christian Benitez gave Ecuador a winning debut against Venezuela.
Ecuador kicked off their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Venezuela at the Atahualpa stadium in Quito. The Ecuadorians proved much too strong for a young Venezuela side that clearly felt the effects of playing 2,850 metres above sea level.
Jaime Ayovi and Christian Benitez scored first half goals to give Ecuador three points on their highly anticipated debut. Reinaldo Rueda's side put on an exciting attacking display for the 44,000 fans that filled the stadium to its capacity.
Venezuela travel to the altitude of Quito for their opening 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador on Friday.
For years Venezuela have been considered South America's weakest national team, however, the level of their soccer has improved significantly over the last decade, and they will be hoping to start off on the right note when they travel to Ecuador to face the hosts in their opening 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Venezuela know that playing 2,850 metres above sea level is quite a challenge, and in order to acclimatise themselves to the difficult conditions they decided to arrive in Ecuador five days before the match. The road to Brazil is no straightforward task, and this is the reason why the Venezuelans have planned things very carefully this time around.
Brazil will face an Ecuador side without the likes of Antonio Valencia…
Finally, Argentina overcame their first round exit woes by winning when it counted the most. They thrashed Costa Rica 3-0 to win quarter-finals tickets and are now waiting to know their upcoming opponents between Chile, Peru and Uruguay.
In the meantime, everyone’s attention has turned to Brazil’s 2011 Copa America campaign. The Seleçao are also expected to emulate foes Argentina by reaching the next stage of the tournament despite stumbling to 2 draws so far.
The Brazilians have also received some kind of boost since Ecuador have been hit with a very bad news. Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has been ruled out of tomorrow night’s clash. Doctor Patricio Maldonado confirmed the fact by telling reporters:
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Brazil are in urgent need to bounce back against Ecuador under intense pressure from the annoyed local media. The Selecção haven’t managed to impress the public at all. Ahead of the tournament, Neymar and Ganso had been tipped to take the stage by storm through the help of older chaps like Robinho and Dani Alves.
However, the Santos duo is yet to click with the rest of the squad. Individually, none of Brazil’s players have been good enough while coach Mano Menezes seems to have no creative touch from the touchline. Mano’s 4-2-1-3 formation has actually failed to dominate oppositions and it remains to be seen how Brazil will approach the game against Ecuador besides their will to go all out on the offensive.
Suddenly, it looks as if there are no favorites in Group B despite the inclusion of Brazil and Paraguay.
Still boasting about their 0-0 draw against Brazil, Venezuela are eying another positive result against Ecuador. And who’s your money on?
Note that the Ecuadorians are praying for some good news over the injury case of star Antonio Valencia. The Manchester United winger had to miss training on Monday as coach Reinaldo Rueda told The Associated Press:
“For now, we cannot count on him. We'll get more information later. We hope to have him, but we have to wait to see how serious it is.”
Meanwhile, Venezuela are planning to win at last as Cesar Farias told Canal 7 last weekend: