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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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