Ecuador Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022: It’s time to enjoy the 22nd edition of FIFA World Cup 2022 by supporting Team Ecuador. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. It’s the last time that will witness 32 team participants (48 national squads from the next FIFA World Cup 2026, which is scheduled to play in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.), including Ecuador Team. These 32 teams are divided into 8 Groups i.e. Group A to Group H. Ecuador is in Group A alongside Qatar, Senegal, and the Netherlands. The 2 teams of Group A, Ecuador, and Qatar already Advance to the Knockout Stage. Below in this article, we’re discussing the Squad for the Ecuador Team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup [Wikipedia] in the detail.
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About Ecuador Football Team
According to Wikipedia, The Ecuador national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de Ecuador) represents Ecuador in men’s international football and is controlled by the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF). They joined FIFA in 1926 and CONMEBOL a year later.
Discarding an invitation to participate in the inaugural FIFA World Cup held in Uruguay, Ecuador did not make its tournament debut until 2002. After finishing above Brazil and Uruguay in the standings, the qualifying campaign marked the emergence of several players, such as Agustín Delgado, Álex Aguinaga, Iván Hurtado, Ulises de la Cruz, and Iván Kaviedes, who would set the stage for Ecuador’s achievements in the next decade
The final Ecuador World Cup 2022 Squad is scheduled to be declared by November 13, and we can hint down about the 28-man provisional list after being revealed by Gustavo Alfaro. This list has been prepared after cutting down from an initial 48 players. This list needs to be cut down to a 26-man selection before the world cup 2022.
The first goal of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will forever belong to Ecuador's Enner Valencia. He has scored the last four World Cup goals for Ecuador, dating back to 2014. He is now the record goalscorer for the country.
Gustavo Julio Alfaro (born 14 August 1962) is an Argentine former footballer and currently a manager for Ecuador national football team.
Alfaro had a short career as a footballer, he was captain of the Atlético de Rafaela, with which he won promotion to the Argentine Primera División in 1989. Alfaro retired from football in 1992 to concentrate on his coaching career. He won his first league title with Arsenal de Sarandí in the 2012 Clausura.
At international level, Valencia has earned over 70 caps for Ecuador since his debut in 2012. He represented the nation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Copa América in 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2021. With 35 goals, Valencia is Ecuador's all-time top goalscorer, and shares with Agustín Delgado the record for most goals at World Cup finals tournaments for the country.
The FIFA assigns a three-letter country code (more properly termed a trigram or trigraph) to each of its member and non-member countries. These are the official codes used by the FIFA and its continental confederations (AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA) as name abbreviations of countries and dependent areas, in official competitions.
Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, commonly called La Casa Blanca (Spanish for "The White House"), is a football stadium in Quito, Ecuador that is the home ground of LDU Quito. Built between 1995 and 1997, the stadium hosted its first match on March 6, 1997 in a game between LDU Quito and Atlético Mineiro of Belo Horizonte. At an altitude of 2,734 m and with a capacity of 41,575, it is the largest stadium in Quito, and the second largest in Ecuador after the Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha in Guayaquil.
Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo (born 16 August 1974) is an Ecuadorian former professional footballer who played as a center back. With 168 international appearances for Ecuador between 1992 and 2014, he is the most capped South American male footballer of all time, and the fifteenth-most capped male international footballer in history.
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