Achieving three friendly matches can be considered a start for Ecuador, after the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, before its fourth participation in the FIFA World Cup Finals. All verification matches for the team led by Gustavo Alfaro will take place in the United States between June 2-11.
What is expected of the readiness commitments Tricolore will face, the conclusions that coach Alvaro can make, the level of opponents (Nigeria, Mexico, Cape Verde), the footballers who should be called up (if Leonardo Campana, example?) and other topics related to the selection will be analyzed. This Tuesday in a new version of the program global universewhich will be broadcast from 6:00 pm this day on YouTube and Facebook from Universe.
from Buenos Aires Jorge Barraza, columnist for this newspaper since 1990, who will be in Qatar in 2022 as a special envoy; And in Guayaquil, journalists Ricardo Vasconcelos Figueroa, Sports Editor, and Francisco Molestina will speak at EL UNIVERSO Mundial about the friendlies that Ecuador will play against Nigeria (June 2, in New Jersey), Mexico (June 5, in Chicago) and Cape Verde. (In Fort Lauderdale, on June 11th).
La Tre is part of Group A at the World Cup alongside hosts Qatar (November 21), the Netherlands (they meet on November 25) and Senegal (November 29).
The level of examinees in the Alvaro team is high. Nigeria, after Senegal and Morocco, is the best African team in the FIFA standings: ranked 30. It has played the World Cup six times and has advanced three times to the Round of 16. It displays in its windows three African Nations Cup titles and an Olympic gold medal (Atlanta 1996).
As for Mexico, Aztec football is the ninth in the classification from FIFA. The team led by Argentine Gerardo Martino is seeded for Qatar 2022, like Ecuador, and is preparing to appear in the sixteenth World Cup. The friendly match will be the 25th match between Ecuadoreans and Mexicans in history.
And with Cape Verde, in block 71, Tricolor conclude their first friendly series before making their debut in the 2022 World Cup. This African team, like Nigeria, is of great importance to the national team, as it is against an opponent from that continent who will close out the group stage in Qatar. . Never, in three previous World Cups, has Ecuador played against African teams. (Dr)