Future on the horizon: Ecuador enjoys a competitive U-22 team in European leagues

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Ecuador’s Tricolor will be at the 2022 Qatar World Cup thanks to a new and exciting generation of players led by coach Gustavo Alfaro. He arrived with his idea of ​​the game clear and he quickly knew how to take advantage of it in the so-called most difficult World Cup Qualifiers in the world.

Ecuador is framed in Group A along with Qatar, Senegal and the Netherlands. A complicated group because there is the host, plus the powerful orange team and the current champions of the African Cup of Nations.

In the South American Qualifiers they finished fourth with 26 points, two behind Uruguay, which was third.

The recent successes of the Ecuadorians also lie in the good litter of youth players that shine in the Ecuadorian league and have now begun to be hired in Europe.

Ecuador U-22 team in Europe

Goalkeeper: Alex Sebastián Coello Solano (18 years old): CD Leganés de España Juvenil A

Right back: Jordan Morán Cortez (20 years old): Dinamo Zagreb II from Croatia

Central defender: Jackson Porozo Vernaza (21 years old): Troyes from France

Central defender: Piero Hincapié Reyna (20 years old): Bayer Leverkusen from Germany

Left back: Maiky Jordan de la Cruz Borja (17 years old): Stade Reims U19 from France

Central midfielder: Diego Almeida Crespo (18 years old): FC Barcelona Juvenil A from Spain

Inside right: Patrickson Luiggy Delgado Villa (18 years old): Ajax B from the Netherlands

Midfielder Left: Moises Caicedo (age 20): England’s Brighton & Hove Albion

Right winger: Gonzalo Plata (21 years old): Real Valladolid of Spain

Center forward: Nilson David Angulo Ramírez (19 years old): Club Anderlecht from Belgium

Left winger: Jeremy Leonel Sarmiento Morante (20): Brighton & Hove Albion from England

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