Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Buoyed by a hard-fought 1-0 win over Paraguay, Chile will be aiming to retain their spot in top four when they take on Ecuador at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo. La Roja are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the World Cup qualifiers, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Tuesday’s clash. The bad news for the hosts is that Ben Brereton Diaz is sidelined through suspension. As always, men to watch in the home team will be Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.
La Tricolor, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Venezuela. The Ecuadorians are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but given their anything but good away record in the 2020 World Cup qualifiers, home win should be considered. Enner Valencia remains on the sidelines through injury for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Alexis Sanchez):
Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean football player born on 19th of December 1988. Sanchez started playing football for Cobreloa and played for Colo Colo, River Plate, Udinese and FC Barcelona before he started playing for Arsenal in 2014. The Chilean player is active for the national team as well.
Alexis Sanchez is a right winger and is known for his speed, agility and stamina. Alexis Sanchez won several prizes in his career such as the Primera Division, World Cup for club teams, the FA cup and the Copa America. In 413 games in his career Alexis Sanchez made 112 goals.
Alexis Sanchez’ nickname was give by the Colo Colo fans and is El Nino Maravila which literally means The Wonder Kid. In 2014-2015 Alexis Sanchez was placed in the PFA team of the year and got nominated as Player of the year.
Highlighted Team (Ecuador):
Ecuador had endured difficult times in footballing terms having been considered to be one of the more struggling football nations in South America, but the Tri have managed to transform themselves into a team that can never be taken lightly at the international scene.
Ecuador has taken part in three of the 22 World Cups with 12 position they achieved in 2006 in Germany being their best result so far. La Tricolor head into Copa America Centenario tied at the top of CONMEBOL’s World Cup qualifying table and their chances of making it through from group B have been increased with good results and alike performances.
Ivan Hurtado played for El Tri since 1992 to 2014 and former centre-back remains the most capped international with 168 games to his name. Ecuador captain Walter Ayovi is the active player with most games in the national team, while Felipe Caicedo with 19 goals is the top scorer of Gustavo Quinteros’ side.