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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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What the hell is this all about?!Incredible footage was broadcasted on TV in Ecuador on Saturday before the top division match between Liga de Loja and Manta.In an incident that screamed match fixing, an official was filmed counting a large wad of cash on the sidelines before kick off.Many are saying the money was the official’s wages for the game, but even still, WTF!See the bizarre footage from the Ecuadorian match between Liga de Loja a ...
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6 Lessons to Take Away from Dunga's First 2 Friendlies as Brazil Boss

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Two games, two wins. In understated style, Dunga has got his second Brazil reign off to a positive start with a pair of 1-0 victories over South American neighbours Colombia and Ecuador. There is little respite, however, for the 1994 World Cup-winning captain. In less than a month, Brazil face their greatest-ever rivals, Argentina, before facing Japan on October 14. The coach will name his squad for those matches on September 17. While continuing to use predecessor Luiz Felipe Scolari ...
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FC Barcelona forward Neymar ready to lead Brazil back to glory

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Barcelona forward Neymar is ready to lead a new-look Brazil side through to the 2018 World Cup after captaining the team to two straight victories. Brazil, under new coach Dunga, have beaten Colombia and Ecuador by 1-0 scorelines over the last week, with Neymar a surprise appointment as captain. An ...
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Example of Dunga’s new-look Brazil defending in numbers against Ecuador [Video]

Sep 10 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Brazil mightn’t seem like they’re entering a bright new era under the tutelage of former boss Dunga but the evidence from their friendly win over Ecuador would suggest otherwise.Dunga’s team won’t be lined up to dazzle and wow like Samba Boys of old but flair will always be a natural part of the Brazilian game anyway, what ‘Dopey’ brings to the party is discipline.Here we can see an example of the new-look Brazil defe ...
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Chelsea’s Filipe Luis made a terrific goalline clearance for Brazil v Ecuador [Videos]

Sep 10 2014 2:55am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

It was a good night for Chelsea’s stars with the Brazilian national team on Tuesday night.Four Chelsea players - Filipe Luis, Oscar, Ramires and Willian – were all selected to represent Brazil from the get-go against Ecuador in the Seleccao’s latest international friendly, and one of the Pensioners settled the contest with the only goal of the game.Willian converted a Neymar free-kick in the first half for what proved the match winner, whil ...
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Brazil 1 – Ecuador 0: Chelsea’s Willian gets the winner [Highlights]

Sep 10 2014 12:51am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Brazil won their second match in a row 1-0 on Tuesday night, as Chelsea’s Willian got the only goal in the friendly against Ecuador.The Chelsea man broke the deadlock in the 31st minute when he finished off a free-kick delivered by Neymar.Ecuador had a chance to equalize in the 61st minute, but Jefferson was able to get his hand to Valencia’s shot and Chelsea defender Felipe Luis cleared the ball off the line.After the match Dunga told reporters: “I ...
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Brazil vs. Ecuador: Live Score, Highlights from International Friendly

Sep 9 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

International Friendly—MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey   Brazil vs. Ecuador (kick-off Wednesday, 2 a.m. BST / Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT)   Projected Line-ups Brazil: Jefferson; Danilo, Miranda, Marquinhos, F. Luis; L. Gustavo, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Neymar; Tardelli Ecuardor: Dominguez; Paredes, Canga , Erazo , W. Ayovi;  Noboa, Castillo, Ibarra, Rojas; Cazares, E. Valencia   Join us 45 minutes before kick-off for live commentary and team news as it comes in. Follow @jerrad ...
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Ecuador to stage ATP World Tour 250 event

Sep 9 2014 5:32am CDT | Source: Sports Pro Media

The ATP’s annual World Tour 250 event in Vina del Mar, Chile will relocate to Quito, Ecuador next year. ...
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Copa Sudamericana Preview: Libertad braced for Barcelona attack

Sep 9 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Soccer News

Pedro Sarabia is wary of Barcelona’s attacking threat as Libertad prepare to travel to Ecuador for Thursday’s first-leg clash. Barcelon ...
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