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Ecuador gets closer to Brazil World Cup
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Ecuador gets closer to Brazil World Cup

Oct 11 2013, 10:12pm CDT | by IANS

Quito, Oct 12 (IANS) Ecuador's national soccer team was one step closer to the 2014 Brazil World Cup after defeating Uruguay 1-0 to clinch the forth place in the South American qualifying tournament Friday.

Quito, Oct 12 — Ecuador's national soccer team was one step closer to the 2014 Brazil World Cup after defeating Uruguay 1-0 to clinch the forth place in the South American qualifying tournament...

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Ecuador gets closer to Brazil World Cup

Oct 11 2013, 10:12pm CDT | by IANS

Quito, Oct 12 (IANS) Ecuador's national soccer team was one step closer to the 2014 Brazil World Cup after defeating Uruguay 1-0 to clinch the forth place in the South American qualifying tournament Friday.

Quito, Oct 12 — Ecuador's national soccer team was one step closer to the 2014 Brazil World Cup after defeating Uruguay 1-0 to clinch the forth place in the South American qualifying tournament Friday.

The top four regional teams automatically advance to the World Cup, meaning Ecuador joins Argentina, Colombia and Chile, Xinhua reported.

Jefferson Montero, who plays for Mexico's Morelia club, scored the one and only goal of the game in minute 29, after catching a pass from Antonio Valencia, who plays for England's Manchester United.

The victory handed Ecuador enough points, 25 plus five goals, to hold on to its fourth-place ranking regionally. Its final game will be against Chile, in Santiago.

There's only one scenario that could unseat Ecuador, but it is a highly unlikely one.

If Uruguay wins its away game against Argentina by more than five goals in its last game of the tournament on Oct. 15, and Ecuador loses its game against Chile that same day. Uruguay could steal the fourth-place pass to the World Cup from Ecuador, sending the team to a two-game play-off against Jordan.

Also Friday, Honduras inched closer to Brazil by beating Costa Rica 1-0 in the Central American and Caribbean Confederation (Concacaf) qualifying tournament, with a low goal in the 65th minute by forward Jerry Bengtson.

The United States and Costa Rica have already qualified on the previous match day of the tournament.

The top three teams of the Concacaf automatically advance to the World Cup, while the fourth will have to go to play-offs against New Zealand.

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Two years on, Julian Assange is still a prisoner of process

Aug 17 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: the guardian

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USMNT to play Ecuador on October 10 in Hartford

Aug 14 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The U.S. will play their first home match since the World Cup in Hartford. The United States and Ecuador will play a friendly on October 10 at Rentschler Field in Hartford, CT. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. ET and be broadcast live on ESPN and UniMas. It will be the Americans' first home match since the World Cup. The U.S. and Ecuador last met on October 11, 2011 in New York. Ecuador won that match, 1-0, on a late goal. Th ...
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USMNT to take on Ecuador in October friendly at University of Connecticut's Rentschler Field

Aug 14 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: MLSnet - Major League Soccer

The US national team will make their World Cup homecoming when they play host to Ecuador on Oct. 10 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., US Soccer announced on Thursday. The friendly at the University of Connecticut stadium will be the USMNT’s first stateside appearance since their run to the ...
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Chivas USA acquire forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito to help bolster attack

Aug 14 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: MLSnet - Major League Soccer

With an attack that's faltered beyond the high-scoring exploits of Erick "Cubo" Torres, Chivas USA have once again looked to Ecuador for striker reinforcements. Read More ...
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Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake

Aug 13 2014 2:52am CDT | Source: the guardian

5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito caused landslide at a quarry that left workers deadTwo people have been killed in an earthquake in Ecuador, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free those trapped.The 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito triggered a landslide at a quarry that killed two workers there, the national risk control agency said, adding that firemen were searching ...
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Report: Chivas USA move for Ecuadorian striker, 2006 World Cup vet Felix Borja

Aug 6 2014 8:56am CDT | Source: MLSnet - Major League Soccer

Chivas USA have secured the transfer of Ecuadorian striker Felix Borja, according to a tweet from the player's current club in Ecuador. Calling the transaction “official,” LDU Quito tweeted out the news of the transfer on Tuesday evening and wished Borja well. Oficial / Hace pocos momentos se llegó a un acuerdo para que F. Borja sea transferido al Chivas USA de la #MLS. Deseamos éxitos al j ...
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Apr 8 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: transworld surf

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