The South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers have resumed and Matchday 9 left plenty to talk about. On Sunday, September 5, Ecuador and Chile will meet for a postponed game corresponding to the sixth round of the road to Qatar 2022. To watch the game in the US, tune in to fuboTV.
La Tri returned to action on the right foot claiming a dramatic victory over Paraguay on Thursday. Gustavo Alfaro's side currently finds itself third on the standings and wants to keep on getting results.
On the other hand, La Roja aim to bounce back after a weak start to their campaign. Their defeat at Brazil last Thursday made it four straight winless games for Martin Lasarte's boys, who need to turn up their game.
Ecuador confirmed lineup
Ecuador manager Gustavo Alfaro has been doing a remarkable job in charge of La Tri so far. Although his side didn't shine in the 2021 Copa America, it is on pace for a World Cup spot against all odds.
The former Boca Juniors boss wouldn't make any changes to host Chile on Monday. This is how the Ecuador starting lineup would look like: Galindez; Hurtado, Piero Hincapié, F. Torres; Moises Caicedo, C. Gruezo, J. Cifuentes, Pervis Estupiñán; Angel Mena, Valencia, J. Sornoza.
Chile confirmed starting 11
Chile couldn't handle the mighty Brazil and suffered their third defeat in the tournament. Martin Lasarte's men know it's time to start picking up victories. Otherwise, the World Cup journey might get really complicated.
Unfortunately, La Roja will have to face this must-win game without Erick Pulgar and Guillermo Maripan, who were suspended for accumulating yellow cards. This is how Chile would line up: Bravo; Diaz, Medel, Roco; Isla, Vidal, Baeza, Vegas; Vargas, Meneses.