Ecuador Potential Squad 5 Best Ecuador Players in World Cup 2022

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is on the horizon with just over a month remaining. It’s time to take a deep look into the Ecuador Potential Squad for World Cup 2022.

For the first time in eight years, Ecuador has returned to the World Cup. La Tri couldn’t pass the Group Stage in the 2014 World Cup. However, in the 2006 World Cup, the South American country made it to the knockout stages but ended following their 1-0 defeat to England.

Coupled with veterans and youngsters, Ecuador will hope to go deeper this term. Ecuador finished 4th in the CONMEBOL qualification, behind Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay but ahead of Chile and Colombia.

Ecuador will play the opening match of the World Cup 2022 against Qatar on 20th November, before facing the Netherlands and Senegal in Group A. Gustavo Alfaro will call a 26-man squad for the World Cup 2022. But who will travel to Qatar?

Ecuador Potential Squad

GKs:

  • Alexander Dominguez – LDU Quito
  • Hernán Galinder – Aucas
  • Moises Ramirez – Independiente del Valle

Defenders:

  • Pervis Estupinan – Brighton
  • Angelo Preciado – Gent
  • Piero Hincapie – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Xavier Arreaga – Seattle Sounders
  • Byron Castillo – Leon
  • Diego Palacios – Los Angeles FC
  • Fernando Leon – Atletico San Luis
  • Jackson Porozo – Troyes
  • William Pacho – Antwerp
  • Robert Arboleda – 9 de Octubre
  • Felix Torres – Santos Laguna
  • Andre Lopez – LDU Quito

Midfielders: 

  • Carlos Gruezo – Augsburg
  • Angel Mena – Leon
  • Sebas Mendez – Los Angeles FC
  • Gonzalo Plata – Valladolid
  • Moises Caicedo – Brighton
  • Romario Ibarra – Pachuca
  • Alan Franco – Talleres
  • Jose Cifuentes – Los Angeles FC
  • Jeremy Sarmiento – Brighton
  • Nilson Angulo – Anderlecht
  • Anthony Valencia – Antwerp
  • Joao Rojas – Monterrey
  • Jhojan Julio – Santos
  • Fernando Gaibor – Independiente del Valle

Forwards:

  • Enner Valencia – Fenerbahce
  • Michael Estrada – Cruz Azul
  • Djorkaeff Reasco – Newell’s Old Boys
  • Leonardo Campana – Inter Miami
  • Jordy Caicedo – UNAL
  • Bryan Angulo – Santos

5 Best Ecuador Players in World Cup 2022

Here we look into the top 5 Ecuadorian players in the Ecuador Potential Squad who could make a huge impact in the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

#1 Enner Valencia

This could be the 32-year-old Enner Valencia’s last opportunity to be the star for Ecuador in the FIFA World Cup. The Fenerbahce striker seems all set to go hot and bag plenty of goals.

Valencia has scored 10 goals and provided another 3 in 8 matches in the Turkish Super Lig this season.

#2 Michael Estrada

The goal-scoring responsibility will also be on the Cruz Azul striker Michael Estrada. He could play among the Ecuador front three and contribute greatly.

The 26-year-old has scored 3 goals and an assist in 8 matches for the Liga MX side this season.

#3 Angel Mena  

Angel Mena could be a fundamental piece in the Ecuador midfield in the World Cup 2022. The box-to-box midfielder has scored a goal and provided 3 for Leon in Liga MX this season so far.  

#4 Moises Caicedo

We have another midfielder who could control the ball and the game for Ecuador, Moises Caicedo. The Brighton work-horse is in great touch this season, good on the ball and solid defensively. He has been a key man for Brighton’s bright run in the Premier League this season.

#5 Alexander Dominguez

Dominguez should be the go-to goalkeeper for Ecuador in the World Cup 2022. This may be the 35-year-old’s last World Cup and he will be keen to lead his country to the knockout stages.

Read Also: 

How to Watch FIFA World Cup in Ecuador [2022]

Ecuador World Cup 2022 Match Schedule & Fixture

Golam Muktadir, chief editor at Surprise Sports (Leading Sports News Website). He is sharing his World Cup Football thoughts, trending news, and real-time Qatar World Cup updates.

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