TONIGHT!!! Ecuador’s national soccer team can come to within one point of South America’s #1 qualifying team by beating Peru in tonight’s game in Lima.
Actual Coach Reinaldo Rueda took charge of Ecuador in August 2010, just a month after guiding Honduras to South Africa 2010. His objective is clear: to follow in the footsteps of the two Colombian compatriots that preceded him in the job, Hernan Dario Gomez and Luis Suarez, and take Ecuador to Brazil 2014. Boasting a stable squad that has gone through a natural process of renewal, the Ecuadorians are likely to be a major candidate for one of South America’s qualifying slots. Despite these high expectations, they endured a poor Copa America 2011 campaign, not registering a single win and departing after the group stage.
FIFA World Cup finals history
While Ecuador failed to extricate themselves from a tough group at Korea/Japan 2002, their first-ever appearance at the final stages of a FIFA World Cup, the story was quite different at Germany 2006, where the South Americans got as far as the last 16, having surprisingly finished second in their pool behind the host nation. Unfortunately for the CONMEBOL representatives, England would prove a hurdle too far; the Three Lions triumphed 1-0 to move on to the quarter-finals.
I will share with you today part of the activities that we had last holiday weekend in Guayaquil, Ecuador; I believe images will express it a lo more than words.
World Cup 2014 Qualifiers Ecuador vs Venezuela 07-10-2011
Note: It hasn´t been difficult to addapt, I love hockey and here in tropical land, I learned to love soccer.
And for those who might like to join me on this past time, some friends are planning on going to Brazil for the world cup 2014.. check this out..
Hope you enjoy it!