February 25, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup teams: Ecuador (CONMEBOL), prominent players in 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying (theoretical best XI for Ecuador, with 2 other player-options listed).

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Ecuador national team. CONMEBOL (South America). Nickname: La Tri (Tri-color). Home jersey: Yellow, with blue and red trim.
-Ecuador is in Group E (with France, Honduras, and Switzerland), ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Group E‘ (

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification: 2014 is Ecuador’s 3rd qualification out of a 15 possible qualification attempts [2014 is the 20th World Cup]. Aside from attempting to qualify for the 1950 FIFA World Cup but then withdrawing mid-way, Ecuador did not seek qualification for a FIFA World Cup until the 1962 qualifiers – so counting the 1950 attempt, 2014 is Ecuador’s 3rd qualification out of 15 tries.
Ecuador has qualified for the FIFA World Cup in: 2002, 2006, 2014. Previous WC: 2006, Round of 16 / 2-0-2. Highest WC finish: 2006.

Population of Ecuador: 15.2 million {2011 estimate}. Capital: Quito, pop. 2.5 million (metro area) {2011 figure}. Largest city: Guayaquil, pop. 3.7 million (metro area) {2009 figure}.

Ecuador coach, Reinaldo Rueda. Reinaldo Rueda.
Ecuador squad captain, Manchester United’s MF/Winger Antonio Valencia. Antonio Valencia.

Below: Theoretical Best XI for Ecuador (with 2 other player-options further below) -
Photo and Image credits -
Ecuador home jersey, photo from
Map of Ecuador on globe, by Addicted04 at, ‘File:Ecuador (orthographic projection).svg‘.
Map of Ecuador by NordNordWest at ‘File:Ecuador location map.svg‘ (
Ecuador coach, Reinaldo Rueda, photo by El Tiempo via
Alexander Domínguez (LDU Quito), photo from
Juan Carlos Paredes (SC Barcelona), photo by Universo via
Frickson Erazo (Flamengo), photo from
Jorge Guagua (Emelec), photo from
Walter Ayoví (Pachuca), photo from Mexsport via
Antonio Valencia (Manchester United), photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe) via
Segundo Castillo (Al-Hilal [Saudi Arabia]), video image from video at
Christian Noboa (Dynamo Moscow), photo by Epsilon/Getty Images Europe via
Jefferson Montero (Morelia), photo from
Enner Valencia (Pachuca), photo from
Felipe Caicedo (Lokomotiv Moscow), photo by Рыбакова Елена (Rybakou Elena) at ‘File:Felipe Caicedo 2012.jpg‘ (
Other player-options,
Renato Ibarra RW/MF (Vitesse Arnhem), photo by Getty Images at
Joao Rojas LW/FW/RW (Cruz Azul), photo by Roberto Maya/Mexsport via

Thanks to the contributors at ‘2014 FIFA World Cup qualification‘ (
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Ecuador national football team‘ (
Thanks to, for player-position details.
Thanks to the contributors at ‘Selección de fútbol de Ecuador‘ (

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