/ 3 days ago

Senegal through to round of 16 with dramatic win over Ecuador

In a crucial do-or-die matchup with high stakes, Senegal did not disappoint. It took the Lions of Teranga some time to break through, but with their resilience and hunger for recognition, they powered through. Early in the matchup, Senegal tested Ecuador stopper Hernán Galindez multiple times, but their shots all flew away from the post. […]


/ 4 days ago

Despite Enner Valencia's form, goals are still a worry for Ecuador

Ecuador is off to an impressive start to its 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign after a win and a draw against Qatar and the Netherlands, respectively. The South Americans go into their last group-stage match against Senegal Tuesday riding high on confidence. The Ecuadorians will go into this game needing at least a point to […]


/ 9 days ago

Ecuador should continue to impress against Netherlands

After Ecuador's 2-0 win over hosts Qatar in the opening match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they will try to one-up that by getting a positive result against the Netherlands. Sunday's Ecuador win against Qatar cannot be overstated. Although the host nation was poor from the very beginning of the game, the Ecuadorians capitalized […]


/ 12 days ago

Qatar 0:2 Ecuador: Three things we learned

Enner Valencia’s brace gave Ecuador a comfortable 2-0 win over hosts Qatar in the opening game of the 2022 World Cup. The hosts rarely threatened to score and didn’t have a shot on target in the entire 90 minutes as the South Americans put on dominant display at the Al Bayt stadium. Here are the […]


/ 23 days ago

Ecuador confirmed to play in World Cup after CAS ruling

Ecuador will keep their place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Tuesday that Byron Castillo, a player that Chile said should have been ineligible, was in fact an Ecuadorean national. However, the court did hand down a punishment for using an official document containing false […]


/ 81 days ago

Ecuador's World Cup place in question after new evidence revealed

Earlier in 2022, Chile submitted a claim that Ecuador clinched a World Cup spot using an ineligible player. Chile claimed that Ecuador picked up a total of six points against Chile in games where the player, Byron Castillo, appeared. However, over the summer, FIFA rejected Chile's claims. Consequently, Ecuador retained its World Cup spot, while […]
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/ 196 days ago

Ecuador World Cup spot at risk after potential ineligible player

Accusations that Ecuador fielded an ineligible player could hold the South American side from playing in the 2022 World Cup. The Chilean Soccer Federation filed a complaint that Byron Castillo used a false birth certificate and nationality. Therefore, the 23-year-old defender should not have been allowed to play in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying. After 18 […]