The Middle East will host the FIFA World Cup 2022 for the first time, from November 20 to December 18, 2022. The event will take place in eight stadiums spread across five towns in Qatar: Lusall, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, and Doha.
Initially, Ecuador declined a request to participate in the first FIFA World Cup, which was held in Uruguay, and did not participate in the competition until 2002. The qualifying campaign saw the rise of several players, including Agustin Delgado, Lex Aguinaga, Iván Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz, and Iván Kaviedes. These players paved the way for Ecuador's accomplishments in the next ten years after finishing ahead of Brazil and Uruguay in the standings.
Despite their historical inconsistencies, Ecuador has recently developed into a significant South American competitor. Currently, the football team of Ecuador ranks at 44th position.
Ecuador FIFA Ranking
As per FIFA, the official world ranking of Ecuador International Men’s football team is 44.
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Ecuador Soccer Team 2022 Captain: Enner Valencia
Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra plays forward for both the Ecuadorian national team and Turkish club Fenerbahçe. Valencia previously represented Emelec in Ecuador, where he won the 2013 Ecuadorian Serie A and the Golden Boot Copa Sudamericana. Since his debut in 2012, Valencia has earned more than 70 caps for Ecuador at the international level. He participated in both the Copa América in 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2021, as well as the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Valencia is Ecuador's all-time leading scorer with 35 goals, and he shares the record for the nation's most goals at World Cup finals tournaments with Agustin Delgado.
The national football team of Ecuador has competed in three FIFA World Cups in 2002, 2006, and 2014. However, they have had little to no success in the past seasons. They will make it to the 2022 FIFA World Cup for the second time in history.
They have been kept in Group A for this season along with Qatar, Senegal, and Netherlands. Group A matches will be held between Nov 20 to Nov 29. Qatar vs. Ecuador will kick off the first game of the FIFA tournament. These two teams have played against each other three times before. The most recent was in a friendly game in 2018, which Qatar won 4-3. They are getting together for the first time to compete. The top two teams of Group A will advance to the round of 16 to play with the runners up of Group B.
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Ecuador 2022 FIFA World Cup Schedule
|Day and Date||Time||Match||Group||Venue|
|Sunday, November 20, 2022||21:30 IST||Qatar vs Ecuador||A||Al-Khor|
|Friday, November 25, 2022||21:30 IST||Netherlands vs Ecuador||A||Doha|
|Tuesday, November 29, 2022||20:30 IST||Ecuador vs Senegal||A||Doha|
|10||4 (40%)||1 (10%)||5 (50%)|
Ecuador has made three appearances in the FIFA World Cup. However, they have not won a World Cup as of 2022.
The team qualified for its first World Cup in 2002. But they did not do well enough to advance to the knockouts. Their group consisted of Italy, Mexico, and Croatia. In the first match, they were defeated by Italy 2-0. The next match with Mexico was a bit successful when Augustin Delgado scored the first-ever World Cup goal to give the team an early lead. Unfortunately, Mexico scored the following two goals and won the game 2-1. In the final match, Ecuador scored their first World Cup win when they beat Croatia 1-0. Unfortunately, the team did not qualify for the knockout stage.
In 2006, Ecuador was grouped with Poland, Germany, and Costa Rica. They defeated Poland 2-0 and Costa Rica 3-0 but failed against the Germans 3-0 in the final group match. Their two wins helped them to advance to the second in the group. The team finally made it to the knockout stage for the first time. In their final match, they played a solid match against England. Unfortunately, England won 1-0, all thanks to the all-time favourite David Beckham.
In the 2014 season, Ecuador was grouped with Honduras, France, and Switzerland. The Swiss knocked off Ecuador 2-1 in the first match. The team eventually defeated Honduras by the same score. In the final match, they tied France but had not done well to qualify for the knockout stage. Enner Valencia came out as a star when he scored all three for the team. While they failed to make it in 2018, Ecuador has qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They will make it to the knockouts for the second time in history.
Don't hesitate to place your bets on the Ecuador football team. They will unquestionably present a tough challenge to top teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ecuador World Cup Stats
|RK||Year||Month||Best Ranking||Worst Ranking||Best Move||Worst Move|
|46||2021||-||46||57||+9 (November)||-3 (October)|
|56||2020||-||56||64||+4 (October)||-1 (September)|
|63||2019||-||58||66||+2 (October)||-6 (July)|
|57||2018||-||50||68||+4 (November)||-3 (October)|
|70||2017||-||20||71||+1 (June)||-25 (October)|
|20||2016||-||12||20||+1 (April)||-4 (July)|
|13||2015||-||13||36||+10 (November)||-5 (April)|
|26||2014||-||21||28||+5 (July)||-6 (October)|
|23||2013||-||10||23||+1 (January)||-8 (July)|
|13||2012||-||13||42||+9 (July)||-3 (October)|
|42||2011||-||42||69||+17 (October)||-8 (May)|
|53||2010||-||35||72||+8 (December)||-14 (September)|
|37||2009||-||35||44||+9 (November)||-8 (October)|
|36||2008||-||31||60||+11 (November)||-5 (December)|
|56||2007||-||24||59||+4 (February)||-14 (June)|
|30||2006||-||27||39||+11 (July)||-4 (October)|
|37||2005||-||33||39||+2 (February)||-3 (October)|
|39||2004||-||37||48||+5 (December)||-6 (October)|
|37||2003||-||29||38||+4 (September)||-4 (April)|
|31||2002||-||31||38||+5 (July)||-1 (October)|
|37||2001||-||37||54||+7 (October)||-6 (July)|
|54||2000||-||54||72||+5 (July)||-4 (March)|
|65||1999||-||49||65||+9 (February)||-7 (July)|
|63||1998||-||26||66||+4 (May)||-15 (October)|
|28||1997||-||28||40||+8 (July)||-5 (May)|
|33||1996||-||31||57||+13 (April)||-2 (November)|
|55||1995||-||53||76||+15 (July)||-14 (June)|
|55||1994||-||39||57||+8 (June)||-7 (September)|
|48||1993||-||35||48||+30 (August)||-6 (November)|
After Gustavo Alfaro's team qualified for the World Cup in the South American qualifications in March, the official team will be announced in October or November. Here are some key players who will definitely make it to the final squad for the Ecuador soccer team 2022.
Enner Valencia is still going strong for the team because of his experience. In the recent World Cup qualifying match against Bolivia, he scored his 32nd and 33rd international goals, becoming the Ecuador national team’s all time top goal scorer.
Angel Mena has played in 129 games for the national championship and scored 25 goals. He plays as a winger for Liga MX club León and the Ecuador national team.
Hernán Galíndez plays as a goalkeeper for Ecuadorian Serie A club Aucas and the Ecuador national team. He was selected for the Ecuador team for the 2021 Copa América and made his debut on 23 June 2021 in a game against Peru.
Fun88 predicted odd: +15000
In the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualification League, Ecuador competed against Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Ecuador finished fourth and earned the final automatic spot with 26 points. Instead of individual talent, their strength lies in the group. Be ready to observe them play a straight game while sitting deep, which enables them to enter the final third fast and effectively.
However, our experts at Fun88 think that Ecuador’s chances of making it to the knockout stage at the 2022 World Cup are slim with Netherlands and Senegal in their group.
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Currently, the most valuable Ecuadorian football player is Pervis Estupinan with a skill rate of 73.8. His market value is €32.9M.
The Ecuadorian national football team has appeared at three FIFA World Cups, the world's premier football tournament for national football teams, with an upcoming fourth appearance in 2022.
As of September 2022, Ecuador is the 44th best team in the world according to the FIFA rankings.