Team profile: Ecuador

Sadly for the Ecuadorians their World Cup matches have been scheduled for venues such as Berlin rather than the top of Germany's highest mountain The Zugspitze. Germany's towering peak is the only place which has a comparable altitude to Ecuador's capital Quito and "La Tricolour" will need

    FIFA Ranking: 39

    Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez

    Key players: Agustin Delgado, Ivan Kaviedes, Geovanny Espinoza

    World Cup record: Second appearance

    Best finish: First Round 2002

    Last finish: First Round 2002

    Qualifying route: Third in South American qualifiers

    Key question: Can Ecuador compete away from the high altitude of Quito?

    Squad:

    Goalkeepers #
    Edwin Villafuerte 1
    Cristian Mora 12
    Damian Lanza 22
    Defenders
    Jorge Guagua 2
    Ivan Hurtado 3
    Ulises de la Cruz 4
    Jose Luis Perlaza 5
    Paul Ambrossi 13
    Geovanny Espinoza 17
    Neicer Reasco 18
    Midfielders
    Patricio Urrutia 6
    Cristian Lara 7
    Edison Mendez 8
    Segundo Castillo 14
    Marlon Ayovi 15
    Antonio Valencia 16
    Luis Saritama 19
    Edwin Tenorio 20
    Forwards
    Felix Borja 9
    Ivan Kaviedes 10
    Agustin Delgado 11
    Carlos Tenorio 21
    Christian Benitez 23

    Group matches:

    v Poland, 19:00 GMT, Friday 9th June - Gelsenkirchen

    v Costa Rica, 13:00 GMT, Thursday 15th June - Hamburg

    v Germany, 14:00 GMT, Tuesday 20th June - Berlin

     

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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