The group that touched Ecuador in the World Cup Qatar 2022

The group that touched Ecuador in the World Cup Qatar 2022
Football – World Cup – Final Draw – Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar – April 1, 2022 Draw Assistant Bora Milutinovic tied with Ecuador REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach

What group did Ecuador play in the Qatar World Cup? The lottery held on April 1 determined that the South American country would be part of Group Awhere you will share the area with The host country, Senegal and the Netherlands. Combining Gustavo Alfaro You will have your first exam Sunday 20 November against the Qataris in home stadiumin a city Al Khor.

Should South America advance to the next stage of the tournament, Their opponents in the Round of 16 will be eliminated from Group Bformed by England, Iran, United States s welsh.

Tricolor has faced an important challenge, since then Two of their rivals have two top-tier players in European football. After making its debut against Qatar on November 20, Ecuador will have to play against the two teams that would theoretically play one of the last 16 slots. First, the duel will be against the Netherlands In the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on November 25. In the same stadium they will conclude the group stage against Senegal on November 29 In a game you will decide the fate of both teams.

Al-Moez Ali is the name to be seen in the home team Reuters / Amr Abdullah Dalsh
Al-Moez Ali is the name to be seen in the home team Reuters / Amr Abdullah Dalsh

Even with all the controversy surrounding its choice to host the World Cup, there is no denying that Qatar has made an effort to live up to the occasion. Not just as a host, but for a team that is at least an entertainer during the first round.

Qatar is the current champion of the Asian Cup, which takes place in 2019 in Jordan. There he won the final 3-1 Japans He already has a guaranteed place in the 2023 edition in which you will play China. She even managed to join as a guest in America’s Cup 2019where she ended up being eliminated in the first round, and in CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2021, surprisingly reached the semi-finals.

The biggest advantage of Qatar in terms of playing style is that they build their team from behind. They always play with a 5 line in defense. They are not a very fast team, but they make up for it with physical strength and long distribution of the ball.

led by the Spaniards Felix SanchezThe great personality of the team Almoez AliThe striker who plays in Al Duhail SC. She has a strange record: He scored in three continental competitions for national teams in different confederations. In the 2019 Asian Cup, he was the tournament’s top scorer with 9 goalsOne of them is in the final against Japan. In Copa America in the same year, Ali converted one of the two goals in a 2-2 draw against Paraguay. In the CONCACAF Gold Cup, he was confirmed as the great offensive reference for his country. Score four goals during the tournament.

Virgil van Dijk, captain of the Netherlands national team.  Photograph: Berrochka van de Wou/Reuters
Virgil van Dijk, captain of the Netherlands national team. Photograph: Berrochka van de Wou/Reuters

Having missed the 2018 World Cup, Tulips return to the World Cup for what will be their eleventh participation With a team, in principle, it does not generate expectations of going far. References are central Virgil van Dijk From Liverpool s Memphis Depay From Barcelona. The most prominent names in the orange box are primarily in defense: Matthijs de Ligt subordinate JuventusAnd the Nathan Ak From Manchester s Denzel Dumfries From Inter de Milan They complete a defensive line that is one of the most reliable in the World Cup.

There are also good players like Georginio Wijnaldum subordinate Rome s TUNE COMPINERS From Atalanta. However, in the attack there are more doubts, though David Klassen s Frenkie de Jong They are able to generate offensive play, and attack depends almost exclusively on Depay. The other options among the attackers do not have the same confidence and experience as the selected ten.

Other than that, it’s the same realistic, disciplined and offensive team that fans are used to seeing, With Louis van Gaal on the bench in his third round at the helm of the national team. The World Cup is presented as an opportunity to make up for the sudden setbacks of recent years. After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, At Eurocopa 2020, they did not pass the round of 16 After falling unexpectedly eliminated before Czech Republic. However, in The League of Nations They got a place in the last fourwhere they will face Croatia In June 2023.

Sadio Mane, the great star of Senegal (Photo by Cello/AFP)
Sadio Mane, the great star of Senegal (Photo by Cello/AFP)

The Teranga Lions were presented in the previous round as the team that Ecuador would have to beat at all costs if they were to advance to the next round. After being eliminated in the first round of the 2018 World Cup, Senegal ratified the good work done by their coach Aliou Sissi with Two consecutive African Nations Cup finals. The first in 2019, was held in Egypt, where they fell to Algeria with the slightest difference. The second in 2021, played in Cameroon, Where they exceeded Egypt Mohamed Salah of the twelve degrees.

Egypt in particular was the team that Senegal eliminated in the qualifiers played by both countries to determine who would secure their ticket to Qatar 2022. After narrowly winning each side, andIn the definition of a penalty kick the Senegalese won 3-1with a star Sadio Mane Convert the decisive penalty, and Salah misses one of the “Pharaohs”.

The Bayern Munich player is the key piece in his team. With world-class attacking ability and easy access to play and score goals, the ex-Liverpool is the man Ecuador has to watch the most. Of course, he’s not the only one to consider.

The defense enjoys the suitability of the goalkeeper Edward Mendy and the center Khaledo CoulibalyBoth are in service Chelsea. In half have experienced Idrissa Joywhile he’s on the offensive with Mane Keita Baldicurrently in Moscow Spartak. These names allow the African team to be very versatile, able to resort to technical or physical play as the situation requires.

Ecuador’s World Cup schedule

• First date:

Sunday 20 November

7:00 pm: Qatar vs. Ecuador (home stadium)

• Date 2:

Friday 25 November

7:00 pm: Netherlands vs. Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium)

• date 3:

Tuesday 29 November

6:00 pm: Ecuador vs. Senegalese (Khalifa International Stadium)

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