With Qatar eliminated and the Netherlands caressing the ticket against the hostess, the most exciting match of the last day of group A of Qatar 2022 is Senegal – Ecuador, with La Tri, at the door of dreams.
A draw in the last game against Senegal is enought for Ecuador to get the feat (and even losing could make it come true, if the Netherlands fail in their match against the Qatar). Ecuador only need the audacity to take the step to cross it and play the round of 16 of a World Cup for the second time in its history.
Against the African champion, Senegal needs a win also to get their second qualification for the round of 16. Ecuador can even qualify as first place in the group, which will be settled against the Oranje, with same points and same goals difference.
Ecuador, the youngest team of the 32 that are playing in Qatar, will trust again in the strength of its players and is waiting for the knee of Enner Valencia, the experience in the group. The captain’s leadership is essential”, said the coach, who appealed to his heart to take the pitch against the Africans despite the problems he has been having since the first game. The 33-year-old striker, who has scored three goals for the tricolor until now.
Ecuador: Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapié, Estupiñán; Silver, Cifuentes, Caicedo, Ibarra; Valencia, Road
Senegal: Mendy; Sabaly, Diallo, Koulibaly, Jakobs; Mendy, Gueye, Diatta; Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Diedhhiou
Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA)
Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.