FIFA World Cup 2022: The Squad of Ecuador
Check out the detailed information about the squad of Ecuador, the scheduled matches and some of the top players in FIFA World Cup.
According to the schedule for the FIFA World Cup, Ecuador will be competing against Qatar in their opening match in ‘Group A’ on the first day (20 November 2022). The team is classified in ‘Group A’ alongside Qatar, Senegal and Netherlands.
Team of Ecuador
The Ecuador national football team is often known as, “La Tri” (The Tri), and “La Tricolor” (The Tricolors). And the team generally represents Ecuador in men’s international football and is said to be controlled by the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF). However, the team joined FIFA in the year of 1926, and they joined CONMEBOL after almost a year. The team is currently led by their head coach, Gustavo Alfaro.
According to reports, the team was unsuccessful in making a tournament debut until the year of 2002. The team, however, successfully managed to reach the Round of 16 during the exciting World Cup campaign of 2006. After their innumerable performance in the World Cup, the team was expected to retain their form at the 2007 Copa América. Unfortunately, they were eliminated in the group stage. However, the Ecuador Men’s National Football team is said to play most of their home matches at the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, located in Quito.
Over the years, the team has presented extraordinary players like Agustín Delgado, Álex Aguinaga, Iván Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz, Iván Kaviedes and many more. This time, the team is expected to set an example with their stunning performance. They are also expected to provide tough and strong competition to other teams in the tournament.
Ecuador’s “Group A” Fixtures for FIFA World Cup 2022:
- 20 November- Ecuador vs Qatar.
- 25 November- Ecuador vs Netherlands.
- 29 November- Ecuador vs Senegal.
Squad of Ecuador
Team Ecuador comes forward with their 26-man squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup of 2022, scheduled to take place in Qatar. Here’s a complete list of the squad, along with the head coach and captain of the team:
Head Coach: Gustavo Alfaro.
Captain: Enner Valencia.
Goalkeepers: Moises Ramirez (Independiente del Valle), Alexander Dominguez (LDU Quito), Hernan Galindez (Aucas).
Defenders: Piero Hincapie (Bayer Leverkusen), Robert Arboleda (São Paulo), Pervis Estupinan (Brighton), Angelo Preciado (Genk), Jackson Porozo (Troyes), Xavier Arreaga (Seattle Sounders), Diego Palacios (Los Angeles FC), Felix Torres (Santos Laguna), William Pacho (Royal Antwerp).
Midfielders: Carlos Gruezo (FC Augsburg), Jose Cifuente (Los Angeles FC), Alan Franco (Talleres), Moises Caicedo (Brighton), Angel Mena (Club Leon), Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton), Jhegson Méndez (Los Angeles FC), Ayrton Preciado (Santos Laguna), Gonzalo Plata (Real Valladolid), Romario Ibarra (Santos Laguna).
Forwards: Djorkaeff Reasco (Newell’s Old Boys), Kevin Rodriguez (Imbabura), Michael Estrada (Cruz Azul), Enner Valencia (Fenerbahce).
Probable Top Picks for FIFA World Cup 2022:
- Piero Hincapie (Bayer Leverkusen)- Defender.
- Pervis Estupinan (Brighton)- Defender.
- Moises Ramirez (Independiente del Valle)- Goalkeeper.
- Gonzalo Plata (Real Valladolid)- Midfielder.
- Enner Valencia (Fenerbahce)- Forward.
- Djorkaeff Reasco (Newell’s Old Boys)- Forward.
- Jose Cifuente (Los Angeles FC)- Midfielder.
- Diego Palacios (Los Angeles FC)- Defender.
- Hernan Galindez (Aucas)- Goalkeeper.
- Jhegson Méndez (Los Angeles FC)- Midfielder.