Ecuador vs Brazil: Brazil aim to continue their unbeaten run in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers when they face Ecuador next on Thursday.
Teams: Ecuador vs Brazil
Venue: Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, Quito, Ecuador
Date: Friday 28th January, 2021
Time: 02:30 AM IST
Live Link: https://www.cbf.com.br/
Ecuador head into this after a 2-0 away win over Chile in their previous qualifier match in November last year. Following which, they drew 1-1 against El Salvador.
The win against Chile was massive as it kept Ecuador in the hunt for automatic qualification. They are in 3rd place with 23 points from 14 matches and are unbeaten in 5 home matches.
On the other hand, Brazil remains on top of the table after their goalless draw against Argentina last time out.
The point leaves them with 35 points from 13 matches and the first South American side through to the finals.
Having not lost in 7 matches, the visitors have the momentum in their favour.
These two sides last met in the Copa America group Stage earlier last year where it finished 1-1 as Militao and Mena scored for either side.
In the previous WC Qualifier round, Brazil won 2-0 at home through strikes from Richarlison and Neymar in the second half.
— CONMEBOL.com (@CONMEBOL) January 26, 2022
Last Matches of both teams:
El Salvador 1-1 Ecuador
Argentina 0-0 Brazil
— La Tri 🇪🇨 (@LaTri) January 27, 2022
Where to watch the live stream and broadcast of Ecuador vs Brazil in India?
The match can be live streamed on Either country’s national football federation’s official social media handle; as there is no broadcast available in India.
Castillo and Fernando Leon are out for the hosts due to injuries while Rodriguez and Cifuentes are names as replacements.
Neymar’s injury rules him out of contention for the visitors while Fabinho and Paqueta are out through suspension.
Ecuador possible 11:
Dominguez, Arboleda, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan, Preciado, Rojas, Caicedo, Franco, Valencia and Caicedo
Brazil possible 11:
Eduardo, Alves, Militao, Silva, Sandro, Guimaraes, Fred, Everton, Gerson, Barbosa and Vinicius Jr
Prediction: Ecuador 1-2 Brazil
Both sides are in good form ahead of this clash and we can expect an evenly fought contest.
With the absence of key players, Brazil could be slightly under the pump but have enough resources to eke out a result.
It’s two of the top 4 sides meeting, which makes for a good watch.
Players to watch out for: Preciado, Valencia, Vinicius Jr and Fred.