World Cup participations: 1
Greatest World Cup achievement: none
Ecuador is unknown. Principally you would say that who
qualifies in south america and wins over both Argentina
and Brazil must be really strong.
However all the victories in the qualification were at home in
the high altitude of Quito. Let's see how comfortable the
Ecuadorianos feel in the low levels of Europe.
You do not find too many known names in the rather young squad of Ecuador.
Midfielders Ulises de la Cruz of Aston Villa, Valencia of Villareal or
Edison Mendez maybe ...
Captain Hurtado at the age of 31 has already earned 130 international caps
and holds the defence together.
Ecuador plays very strong down the flanks, but the defence and goalkeeper
are a weak point.
The match against Poland will be interesting, when two strong offensive sides
meet two - well - not so strong defensive sides.
The odds on Ecuador as world cup winner were extremely high
- 251.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner Ecuador you get 11.0.
For a bet on Ecuador reaching the last 16 you get 3.0.
Association Federación Ecuatorianade Fútbol
Coach Luis Suarez
Most caps Iván Hurtado (122)
Top scorer Agustín Delgado,
Eduardo Hurtado (26)
Bolivia 1 - 1 Ecuador
(Santiago, Bolivia; 8 August, 1938)
Ecuador 6 - 0 Peru
(Quito, Ecuador; 22 June, 1975)
Argentina 12 - 0 Ecuador
(Montevideo, Uruguay; 22 January, 1942)
Appearances 1 (First in 2002)
Best result Round 1, 2002
Appearances 23 (First in 1939)
Best result Fourth place, 1959, 1993
World Cup Squad Ecuador
This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the
world cup players
Ulises de la Cruz
Jose Luis Perlaza
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