Ecuador and Paraguay meet in the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. This game will take place at Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado on September 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM (ET). Both teams have a common dream called Qatar 2022. Here is all the detailed information about the potential lineups for this World Cup Qualifiers game, which can be watched in the US with FuboTV.
Ecuador has nine points in the standings after winning three games of the last six. But the last games were negative for the Ecuatorian squad with two consecutive defeats, one against the underdogs Peru and the other against the big favorite Brazil.
Paraguay are close to the top five in standings. They are in the sixth place thanks to a victory, 4 draws and a loss. In total they won 7 points in the first eight matchdays of the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022.
Ecuador confirmed lineup
Ecuador has a defensive problem. They allowed Peru to score two goals in Quito (Ecuador’s capital), while the home team could barely score a goal. The Peruvian attack caused serious damage to the defense of Ecuador.
Gustavo Alfaro, Ecuador’s head coach, has to make the any necessary corrections on defense strategy to stop Paraguay. The alternatives are on the roster, he chose the best defenders available to play at home. This will be Ecuador’s lineup for this game: Galindez; Torres, Leon, Arreaga; Castillo, Gruezo, Gaibor, Estupiñan; Mena, Valencia, Rojas.
Paraguay confirmed lineup
Paraguay's secret is to stop the opponent's attacks and wait for a draw. But that is not always going to work. They know they have to win games, there is a remote possibility that Paraguay wins a spot for Qatar 2022 with only game draws, but that is very unlikely to happen.
Eduardo Berizzo, Paraguay’s head coach, knows that the defensive work has been special. The four draws against Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay have shown the excellent form of the teams’ defense. But there is still a long way to go for Qatar 2022. This will be Paraguay’s lineup for this game: Silva; Espinola, Alonso, Balbuena, Martinez; Morel; A. Romero, H. Martinez, Sanchez, Arzamendia; Amarilla.