A setback against the Lanero cast, against which he appeared utterly desirable in the first leg, complicating the aspirations of the tricolor.
In the absence of its scorers Enrique Valencia and Michael Estrada, Ecuador will play Venezuela in Kyoto on Thursday, the thirteenth day of the South American World Cup, with the firm intention of staying in the qualifying zone on their own initiative.
The tricolor, which gave Vinodino a bitter drink a month ago after a 2-1 win in Caracas, is third with 17 points and the results of others. They are on the heels of Colombia and Uruguay with 16 units.
Ecuador’s helmsman Gustavo Alfaro estimates that the match, scheduled for 4:00 pm at the Republican capital Rodrigo Pass, will be the “sixth final”.
A setback against the Lanero cast, in which he was absolutely desirable in the first leg, would complicate Ecuador’s aspirations, which are far from the leader Brazil (31 points) and the Argentine guard (25).
Venezuela, led by DD Leonardo Gonzalez, was buried from the start of the qualifying rounds and is now almost expelled with 7 units.
“It’s going to be a very tough game and we have to move it forward,” said Ecuador goalkeeper and captain Alexander Dominguez.
Under the command of Argentine Alfaro the local troops planned to achieve a fifth victory in their fort, in which they had already recorded a draw and defeat. (D)
Ecuador: Alexander Dominguez; Byron Castillo, Felix Torres, Piero Hincoby, Christian Cruz; Carlos Crusoe, Moises Guizeto, Ayrton Preciado, Gonzalo Plata, Joao Roses; Djorkaeff Reasco. DT: Gustavo Alfaro.
Venezuela: Raphael Romo; Roberto Rosales, Nahuel Ferrari, Luis Martinez, Jordan Osorio; Daniel Carrillo, Thomas Rincon, Jose Martinez, Darwin Machis, Eric Ramirez; Brian Hurtado. DT: Leonardo Gonzalez.
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