The matches will be played this Thursday, September 2 at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium, in Quito, from 4:00 p.m.
The Ecuadorian team will face this Thursday, September 2 his counterpart from Paraguay, at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado stadium, from the 16:00, for matchday 9 of the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
La Tri comes to the meeting with the need to score points, after lose their last two matches by playoffs against Brazil and Peru, the first as a visitor (2-0) and the second as a local (1-2), so now he will have to go out on the field in search of the three points so as not to be relegated in the standings.
Ecuador is third with 9 pointsBut in his last performances he has not shown convincing football, different from what he showed in the first days when he defeated Bolivia in La Paz and Uruguay and Colombia in Quito.
The team commanded by Argentine coach Gustavo Alfaro was disorderly and without goal effectiveness in the last performances played in the Copa América, in which did not achieve any victory and ended up saying goodbye to the tournament by falling 3-0 against Argentina.
However, Alfaro will seek to become strong again at height and take advantage of 2,850 meters above sea level to suffocate the Paraguayan players and lead the Tricolor in the playoffs.
The strategist will not be able to count on Alexander Dominguez, the defender Piero Hincapié and the midfielder Moses Caicedo by suspension; while due to injuries he will not have defenders Robert Arboleda and Angelo Preciado.
For its part, Paraguay It also comes with complications to the meeting and with the need to add three points, after draw against Uruguay visitor and fall home to Brazil, on the last FIFA date.
Those led by Eduardo Berizzo will seek to maintain the same dynamic that they use every time they play outside their country, prioritizing their defensive strength and activating the counterattack, something that has allowed them to get positive visitor results.
Of the 7 points achieved, which place it sixth in the standings, five have been achieved as a visitor by drawing at 1 in Buenos Aires against Argentina, 0-0 in Montevideo with Uruguay and defeating Venezuela 1-0 in Merida, which maintains it undefeated away from home.
However, its good visitor dynamics could be affected by the important down from Miguel Almirón, a key player in the fast transitions made by the red-haired national team. The Paraguayan was ruled out as he did not receive permission from his club, Newcastle of the Premier League.
Along with Almirón, Berizzo will not be able to count on the defenders either Gustavo Gómez and Omar Alderete by suspension, nor with Carlos González and Gabriel Ávalos for injuries.
Ecuador: Hernán Galíndez; Byron Castillo, Félix Torres, Xavier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán; Alan Franco, Carlos Gruezo, Ángel Mena, Jhojan Julio; Enner Valencia and Michael Estrada
Paraguay: Antony Silva; Alberto Espínola, Fabián Balbuena, Junior Alonso and David Martínez; Braian Ojeda, Jorge Morel, Richard Sánchez and Lorenzo Melgarejo; Ángel Romero and Luis Amarilla.
Schedules to see Ecuador vs. Peru
- Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Mexico: 16:00
- Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay: 18:00
- Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile: five pm
- Spain: 23:00
- United States (New York and Miami): five pm
- United States (Los Angeles): 14:00
Channels to watch Ecuador vs. Peru:
- Ecuador: The Soccer Channel (application and website) on YouTube, Movistar Play and TV Cable.
- Venezuela: TLT, Meridian TV and TVES.
- Colombia: snail and Snail Play.
- Peru: América Televisión, Movistar Sports and Movistar Play for Peru.
- Bolivia: COTAS TV and Tigo Sports.
- Chili: ChileVision, Clear Video, CDF HD and CDF Stadium.
- Argentina: TyC Sports and Public TV.
- Paraguay: Tigo Sports.
- Uruguay: VTV +.
- Brazil: EI Plus
- Mexico: SKY Sports (504-546)
- USA: FITE TV (D)