The duel is decisive for the Tri to stay in the fight to access the World Cup directly.
Gustavo Alfaro affirmed that Ecuador and Bolivia will go out this Thursday (19:30) to the Monumental Banco Pichincha field to play important things in the qualifying round of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, so their leaders must be very attentive to avoid surprises.
The Tricolor will be measured against the Green in fulfillment of the eleventh date.
In the case of the home team, this duel is decisive to stay in the fight to access the World Cup, since in nine games played it accumulated 13 points and on the last day it fell to fourth place, after which Colombia began to “breathe it strong ”with the same score.
Bolivia, meanwhile, needs at least one point, because it is placed in the penultimate position of the qualifier, with 6 points, 7 less than those obtained by Ecuador. The table closes it, with 4 units, Venezuela.
“We cannot trust ourselves, because we know what the Bolivians are playing for, in the same way as what Venezuela is going to play on this triple date,” the La Tri coach warned his team.
For tonight’s match at the Monumental, Alfaro would have decided on the return of goalkeeper Alexander Domínguez and not make major changes in defense, midfield and attack in relation to the last game that La Tri played against Uruguay (1-0) in Montevideo.
These are the probable lineups for this Thursday’s game in Guayaquil:
Ecuador: Alexander Domínguez; Byron Castillo, Félix Torres, Piero Hincapié; Pervis Stupian; Carlos Gruezo, Moisés Caicedo, Gonzalo Plata, Ángel Mena, Enner Valencia; Michael Estrada. DT: Gustavo Alfaro.
Bolivia: Carlos Lampe; José Sagredo, Adrián Jusino, Luis Haquin, Jairo Quinteros, Jesús Sagredo; Boris Céspedes, Leonel Justiniano, Ramiro Vaca, Henry Vaca; Marcelo Martins. DT: César Farías.
The South American World Cup heading to Qatar 2022 disputes its eleventh date this Thursday, with the leader, Brazil, visiting the bottom Venezuela, Argentina face to face with the fierce Paraguay and a Uruguay-Colombia that is one of the key duels for the direct passage to the World Cup. (D)