Ecuador bid farewell to US friendly tour against Cape Verde | football | Sports

The Ecuadorean team will leave, on Saturday, in Fort Lauderdale, USA, with the aim of continuing to promote its game proposal, in an unprecedented confrontation against the African team from Cape Verde, which will serve for the purpose of the Qatar World Cup 2022.

Ecuador, led by Argentine Gustavo Alvaro, began the preparation process for the World Cup with the 1-0 victory over Nigeria on June 2, in which the coach stated that the team had reached 30% of the level required for it. performance in Qatar.

Three days later, they drew 0-0 against Mexico and Alvaro pointed out that although they did not win, their team showed signs of improvement in their performance, reaching 40% of what was desired, so there will be demands for players against Cape Verde. He will seek a place in the World Cup team.

In the current round of American cities, the team’s defensive system of the tricolor has become effective and solid, with goalkeeper Alexandre Dominguez, who appeared as the starting goalkeeper at the World Cup, cooperated very well with his defences.

In the midfield, Moises Caicedo, Carlos Gruezo, Gigson Mendes and Jose Cifuentes stood out again.

Despite the lack of goals, wingers Angel Mina, Gonzalo Plata, Jeremy Sarmiento and Romario Ibarra were distinguished by a better understanding with striker Michael Estrada.

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Alvaro will continue to search between the historical goalscorer Iner Valencia, Jordi Caicedo, Leonardo Campana and Djorkayev Raisko who will be delegated the responsibility for scoring goals in Qatar.

After Saturday’s match, the players will return to their teams until next September, when at least two more matches will be held in Spanish cities against Japan and Saudi Arabia, which has already been confirmed.

While Cape Verde, an island country representing the far northwest of Africa, stands out as a tough competitor for the Ecuadoreans, despite not having qualified for the World Cup yet.

Blue Sharks played nine matches in 2022, with a 1-0 victory over Ethiopia; lost 1-0 to Burkina Faso; 1-1 draw with Cameroon. They lost 2-0 to Senegal, a team that will be part of Group A at the World Cup along with Qatar, the Netherlands and Ecuador.

Then they defeated Guadeloupe 2-0. crushed Liechtenstein 6-0; 2-0 win over San Marino; Burkina Faso beat it 2-0, and Cape Verde beat Togo 2-0 last Tuesday in the African Cup qualifiers, as it occupies second place in Group B, three points behind leaders Burkina Faso.

The current coach of the Blue Sharks is a former Cape Verdean footballer, Pedro Leitão Brito, better known as Bubista.

Cape Verde has in its ranks many players of other origins, from Switzerland, Irish, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Dutch, among others.

Possible lineups

Ecuador: Alexandre Dominguez, Angelo Preciado, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapi, Pervis Estupinian; Moisés Caicedo, Jhegson Méndez, Jeremy Sarmiento, ngel Mena; Gonzalo Plata and Leonardo Campana. DT: Gustavo Alfaro.

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green head: Sixteen Mullen; Steve Furtado, Roberto Lopez, Stopira, Dylan Tavares; Gameiro Montero, Deroy Duarte, Giovanni Cabral; Julio Tavares, Pepe and Kenny Rocha Santos. DT: Pedro Litao-Prito, Bobista.

Rule: His designation was not provided by the Friend’s Organization.

stadium: Pink Drive in Fort Lauderdale.

hour: 6:30 p.m. local time. (Dr)

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