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Ecuador World Cup 2022: squad list, fixtures, and odds

Ecuador World Cup 2022: If Ecuador is to match the World Cup prowess of its South American neighbors, it faces an uphill battle.

At least the good news is that they look set to stay in the tournament after FIFA’s appeals committee rejected a disqualification claim against one of their players.

Chile’s federation filed a complaint with the sport’s world governing body against Byrne Castillo, who claimed he was not born in Ecuador, and argued that Ecuador should forfeit World Cup qualifying matches in which he played. had played

FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee closed the proceedings in June, but the Chileans appealed, leading to a new hearing before the Appeals Committee.

However, this too has now been rejected with a FIFA statement saying: “Among other considerations, (the committee) considered that, based on the documents submitted, the player should have permanent Ecuadorian citizenship. will be considered.”

Chile’s federation can now take its case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but time is running out with Ecuador due to feature in the tournament’s opening match against the hosts on November 20.

Castillo played in eight of Ecuador’s 18 qualifying games for the World Cup. Ecuador has denied the player’s disqualification.

Ecuador scored 14 of their 26 points in the matches played by Castillo. Losing points for games in which Castillo appeared would mean he missed out on a place in Qatar.

Ecuador World Cup 2022 squad

The World Cup squad is formally announced about six weeks before the start of the World Cup. This year the World Cup will run from November 21 to December 18.

But earlier this year, Alfaro named his provisional squad as follows.

Goalkeepers: Hernan Galandez (Universidad de Chile), Moises Ramirez (Independiente del Valle), Jorge Pinos (October 9).

Defenders: Robert Arbolida (Sao Paulo), Pros Estupinan (Villarreal), German Pizzella (Real Betis), Angelo Preciado (Genk), Piero Hincapi (Bayer Leverkusen), Xavier Arriaga (Seattle Sounders), Diego Palacios (Los Angeles), Bayern Castillo (Barcelona), Fernando León (Atletico San Luis)

Midfielders: Carlos Grozo (Augsburg), Angel Mena (Lyon), Jagson Mendez (Orlando City), Gonzalo Plata (Real Valladolid), Romario Ibarra (Pachuca), Moises Cacido (Brighton), Alan Franco (Charlotte), Joao Rojas ( Jose Cifuentes (Los Angeles), Michael Carcelen (Barcelona), Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton), Danny Cabezas (Independiente del Valle)

Forwards: Ener Valencia (Fenerbahce), Michael Estrada (DC United), Jordi Caicedo (CSKA Sofia), Jurkiev Resko (Neville’s Old Boys)

Who is likely to be the star name in the squad?

Former West Ham striker Ener Valencia, now 32, is almost certain to make the squad and is the team’s most experienced forward. Now signed with Fenerbahce, he has scored four goals in qualification.

What are Ecuador’s fixtures?

Ecuador is in Group A alongside Qatar, Senegal, and the Netherlands.

November 20: Qatar vs Ecuador, Al Bait Stadium, 4 pm

November 25: Netherlands vs Ecuador, Khalifa International Stadium, 4 pm

November 29: Ecuador vs Senegal, Khalifa International Stadium, 3 pm

Check out the complete list of World Cup 2022 fixtures.

What is Ecuador’s World Cup record?

This will be Ecuador’s fourth World Cup. He first appeared in Japan and South Korea in 2002, before competing in Germany in 2006 and Brazil in 2014.

They reached the round of 16 in 2006, their best result.

Ecuador raised eyebrows in the South American qualifiers, with a win in Chile, a loss to Paraguay, and draws against Argentina and Brazil, which saw them finish fourth ahead of Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Paraguay.

Recent form has been promising, winning two and drawing three of their last six matches, including a 1-1 tie with Argentina.

The Andeans, who qualified alongside regional powerhouses Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, have now qualified for four of the last six finals, a better record than the likes of Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru.

Latest odds

Ecuador is currently 150/1 to win the World Cup 2022.

The leading contenders…

  • Brazil 4/1
  • France 6/1
  • England 7/1
  • Argentina 7/1

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