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Ecuador visits Venezuela with the aim of winning to stay in the qualifying zone | football | Sports

La Tri climbed to third place in the table with 16 points by defeating Bolivia and will seek a similar result to boost its World Cup rankings.


Ecuadorian football team He arrived in Caracas with the task of adding three points in the game On Sunday he will play VinotintoOn the fifth date of the South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.

La Tri climbed to 3rd place In the leaderboard with 16 points victory over Bolivia He will have to look for a similar result to integrate his ranking into the world rankings.

the meetingWhich falls on the fifth day of the tournament, It was supposed to be disputed last March, but has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and also due to the spread of Lack of support from European clubs, who refused to give up their players to South American teams for fear of transmission of infection from covid-19.

Ecuador coach, Gustavo Alfaro called up right-back Jose Hurtado on FridayFrom Independiente del Valle, Replacing Byron Castillowho was injured Thursday against Bolivia.

Another doubt In the match against Venezuela, He is the striker Gonzalo PlataAnd who have physical discomfort Since the beginning of the meeting with Bolivia, which led to a significant decline in the level of football.

Alvaro has yet to decide whether to keep 21-year-old newcomer Moises Ramirez, or if veteran Alexandre Dominguez returns to goal.

for this part, Venezuela He is further and further away from qualifying for Qatar 2022, as he suffered another setback against Brazil on Thursday, and thus remained in the Last place on the leaderboard with four points.

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Lavinotinto will again take over as interim coach, Leonardo Gonzalez, who took over after the resignation of Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro After more than a year without receiving their salary.

The Venezuelan team is obliged to score points in this match to have a chance of qualifying for the World Cup.

La Vinotinto reported that Defender Joshua MejiaFrom Beitar of Jerusalem He will be absent for today due to a broken left cock. While the attacker Sergio Cordova And his FC Augsburg team asked him Back to Germanyfor personal reasons.”

Players Francisco La Mantilla and Richard Seles have joined the Venotinto focus to replace these victims.

Possible lineups:

Venezuela: Welker Farinez, Nahuel Ferrari, John Chancellor, Junior Moreno, Adalberto Pinaranda, Fernando Aristegita, Ronald Hernandez, Iverson Sutildo, Darwin Matches, John Murillo and Eric Ramirez. DT: Leonardo Gonzalez.

Ecuador: Moisés Ramírez, ngelo Preciado, Félix Torres, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Carlos Gruezo, Moisés Caicedo, ngel Mena, Gonzalo Plata, or Joao Rojas; Inner Valencia and Michael Estrada. DT: Gustavo Alfaro.

Rule: Andres Cunha (Uruguay)

Stadium: Olympic Central University of Venezuela (UCV). (Dr)