Ecuador FIFA World Cup 2022 Team Squad, TV Channel & Live Telecast Info: Ecuador is one among the favorites at the upcoming FIFA cup, as the squad will face the host Qatar during the opening match on November 20, 2022. They have qualified for the big soccer event, which will be a great opportunity for the team to perform their best during the opening match.
In the history of the world cup, this will be Ecuador’s fourth appearance in the tournament, with its last appearance in 2014. The team qualified for the event after finishing fourth in the CONMEBOL qualifying tournament. It will be a challenging task for the team, as they have not faced any of the teams in the group so far in its World Cup history.
Enner Valencia will be the captain of the Ecuador World Cup squad. He has been playing for different clubs such as West Ham and Everton. Valencia is the top scorer with 35 goals in 72 appearances for the South American nation.
He is a skilled player who loves to hit the ball with power and strength which was seen first with West Ham goal clocked at a whopping 98 km/hour.
World Cup 2022 Ecuador Coach
Gustavo Alfaro will lead the team as a head coach who was designated in August 2020. It is his maiden appearance as a head coach in the tournament, as he has never coached any of the national teams.
Ecuador’s World Cup Record & Performances
Ecuador for the first time made their appearance at the 1962 World Cup games. They had to face defeat against Argentina to qualify for the finals. It was a great moment for Ecuadorian fans when their team recorded a historic 1-0 win against powerful team Brazil. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the team was placed in the third spot. However, at the 2014 FIFA cup, the team executed a dull performance. The squad made a strong comeback at the 2018 World cup reaching the qualifiers round.
The first choice for Gustavo Alfaro will be 32-year-old Enner Valencia. Also, the squad will include key players Angel Mena, Carlos Gruezo, and Robert Arboleda. Another potential young star Moises Caicedo is expected to play for the county at the upcoming FIFA games.
Ecuador potential squad for FIFA World Cup 2022:
Goalkeeper: Alexander Dominguez, Hernán Galíndez, Moisés Ramírez
Defenders : Robert Arboleda, Pervis Estupinan, Angelo Preciado, Piero Hincapie, Xavier Arreaga, Felix Torres, Diego Palacios, Byron Castillo, Jackson Porozo.
Midfielders : Carlos Gruezo, Angel Mena, Jhegson Mendez, Gonzalo Plata, Moises Caicedo, Romario Ibarra, Alan Franco, Jose Cifuentes, Jeremy Sarmiento, Alexander Alvarado, Dixon Arroyo.
TV channels: USA (Fox Sports, Telemundo), UK (BBC), Canada (TSN), Australia (SBS), New Zealand (SKY Sport), India (Sony Network) Live streams: Peacock, fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live, SlingTV, YouTube TV