Ecuador faces ‘desperate’ Brazil in World Cup qualifier game today in Quito

Sep 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Although it has been a dominate force in Latin American football for most of the last century, Brazil has never had much luck playing in Quito. The last time they beat Ecuador there, in fact, was 33 years ago.

Ecuador celebrates a goal in March.

Ecuador celebrates a goal.

“We hope to change history on Thursday,” said new Brazilian coach Rafael Tite. “We have had difficulty playing at high altitudes in the past but came to Quito early this time to give the team time to adjust.”

Brazil desperately needs a win to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, to be played in Russia. The team is in sixth place among South American teams and needs to be among the top four to qualify.

Ecuador has been the surprise of the qualifiers, sitting in a tie for first place after four straight wins to kick off the qualifiers. The team has fallen off a bit since then, drawing with Paraguay at home before being dominated by Colombia in the most recent qualifiers in March.

Today’s game kicks off at 4 p.m. in Quito.

CuencaHighLife

Dani News

Google ad

Amazon Eco lodge News

Thai Lotus News

Quinta Maria News

Fund Grace News

The Cuenca Dispatch

Week of April 07

Ecuadorian coffee production is in decline and now supplies only 50% of national consumption.

Read more

Evaluating the Impact of Ecuador-Mexico Diplomatic Strain on Trade Relations.

Read more

The contribution of hydroelectric plants is declining, and Colombia is reducing electricity sales to Ecuador.

Read more

Google ad

Gran Colombia Suites News

Hogar Esperanza News