Ecuador and Bolivia face each other in a game for the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. This match will take place at Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha in Guayaquil today, October 7, 2021 at 8:30 PM (ET). The home advantage is always good. Here is all the detailed information about this World Cup Qualifiers confirmed lineups. To watch this game in the US, tune in to FuboTV.
The Ecuadorians are in the fourth position in the table after four victories, one draw and four defeats, good stats but they lost in September against Uruguay on the road, and before that loss the team had earned a point in a draw against Chile.
The desperation of Bolivia for more points is genuine, they were swept by Argentina 3-0 in Matchday 10 on the road. That game was almost impossible for the team to win. Bolivia have only 6 points in the table with 12 goals in favor and 22 against.
Ecuador confirmed lineup
Most of the names in the Ecuador squad are similar to those used during September for the last round of games. But there are several new names in the squad that will serve as support in the October games, Byron Castillo and Moises Ramirez are a pair of players who were not present with the national team in September.
Gustavo Alfaro, Ecuador’s head coach, caused some controversy with the new names within the squad as he excluded a couple of players (Damian Diaz and Noboa) who are above the goal scoring average with their teams. But Bolivia has always been an easy rival for Ecuador.
This is Ecuador’s lineup for this game: Moisés Ramírez; Byron Castillo, Félix Torres, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Carlos Gruezo, Moisés Caicedo; Gonzalo Plata, Ángel Mena; Enner Valencia, Michael Estrada.
Bolivia confirmed lineup
Some players are going to play with the national team for the first time, it is not unusual in Bolivia since they tend to mix young players with others with more experience. Before the game against Ecuador, they are expected to meet in Bolivia to train and learn about the strategic order prior to the game.
Cesar Farias, Bolivia's head coach, appears to have had no trouble cutting the 26 players out of a long list of 56 names. Less than half of the players play outside of Bolivia, as Farias has repeatedly said that he relies on local talent.
This is Bolivia’s lineup for this game: Carlos Lampe; José Sagredo, Adrián Jusino, Luis Haquín, Jairo Quinteros, Jesús Sagredo; Ramiro Vaca, Leonel Justiniano, Boris Céspedes; Henry Vaca, Marcelo Martins.