The road to Qatar 2022 brings back the exciting international games between national teams. Brazil and Ecuador square off today at the Beira Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre in the South American World Cup Qualifiers hoping to keep with their good form. Both have begun the journey towards the World Cup in great fashion, turning this match into a must-watch. La Verde-amarela have won all four games so far, while La Tricolor have claimed three victories and lost just once.
This thrilling match to be played between Brazil and Ecuador for Matchday 7 of the Conmebol World Cup Qualification will be broadcast in the US by Fubo TV, who have exclusive streaming rights in the US.
Tite's boys are arguably the mightiest team in the continent, seeming to be unstoppable after winning 2019 Copa America and their impressive start proves it as well. However, Gustavo Alfaro's brave side will try to upset them on the road.
Brazil's confirmed starting XI for Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers
The five-time world champions have started their path to a new World Cup appearance on the right foot, and they'll be back in action after a long time. Tite will have to deal with a tough absence at the back, though.
Thiago Silva was forced off the UEFA Champions League final with an injury, ruling him out for this duel. Eder Militao, who earned a place in Real Madrid's lineup, would replace him, and Gabriel Barbosa might feature as the No. 9 instead of Roberto Firmino. This would be Brazil's lineup:
Alisson; Danilo, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro; Fred, Casemiro, Lucas Paquetá; Richarlison, Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar.
Ecuador's confirmed lineup for Conmebol World Cup Qualifiers
La Tricolor return to international action after a promising beginning to their WC Qualifiers campaign. Gustavo Alfaro, who is handing Ecuador plenty of expectations, has a healthy squad to chase a good result in this game.
With the best goal record in the table, they will visit a tough opponent who hasn't lost at home so far. However, Alfaro will have his best squad available and this is how Ecuador would line up:
Alexander Domínguez; Angelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Xavier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán; Carlos Gruezo, Jhegson Méndez; Angel Mena, Ayrton Preciado, Alan Franco; Enner Valencia.