Welcome to Sportstar’s reside weblog of the Ecuador vs Senegal Group A World Cup match from the Khalifa International Stadium.
Ecuador vs Senegal Starting XI
Ecuador – Hernan Galindez, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapie, Pervis Estupinan, Michael Estrada, Angelo Preciado, Carlos Gruezo, Gonzalo Plata, Moises Caicedo, Alan Franco, Enner Valencia (c)
Senegal – Edouard Mendy, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly (c), Abdou Diallo, Ismail Jakobs, Pathe Ciss, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Pape Gueye, Iliman Ndiaye, Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia
Ecuador’s younger group are tantalisingly near a record-equalling last-16 place within the World Cup if it may beat or draw with African champion Senegal in its Group A showdown on Tuesday on the Khalifa International Stadium.
The South Americans have had an excellent begin to the match, simply beating host Qatar 2-0 earlier than outplaying the Netherlands and being unlucky to not win in a 1-1 draw that made a mockery of the gulf of their world rankings.
The job isn’t completed, nevertheless, as defeat by African champion Senegal may ship it residence relatively than allow them to achieve the knockout spherical for the second time in Ecuador’s historical past.
“We have a bigger battle coming,” coach Gustavo Alvaro rapidly warned after the euphoria of the efficiency in opposition to the Dutch, whom he had craftily acknowledged upfront had been a superior facet.
So far, Ecuador has been reliant on its veteran striker Enner Valencia, who has scored all its objectives so as to add to his three on the 2014 World Cup.
But he’s solely the spearhead with a wealth of exuberant expertise behind him, not least flourishing younger midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, who’s on the coronary heart of the whole lot good that Ecuador do, each shielding his defence and releasing the strikers.
SENEGAL: ‘MUST BE BETTER’
Once once more, Ecuador is sweating on Valencia’s health after he was stretchered off late on within the Netherlands sport with a recurrence of a knee pressure suffered in opposition to Qatar.
“He’s the only one with World Cup experience,” mentioned Alfaro, who led a generational change within the nationwide facet that enabled it to punch its method out of arguably the world’s hardest qualifiers in South America. “The rest are kids.”
Senegal is much less intimidating opposition with out the injured Sadio Mane and is aware of it has to enhance to beat Ecuador after dropping 2-0 to the Dutch however beating Qatar 3-1 to sit down in third place in Group A on three factors.
“Our concentration must be better,” mentioned Senegal coach Aliou Cisse. “We need to win to have a chance to qualify for the last 16.”
One of solely three African nations to have reached the quarter-finals of a World Cup, Senegal is aware of that victory over Ecuador would assist atone for a depressing final match in Russia the place it was eradicated on disciplinary factors.
Senegal may theoretically nonetheless undergo if it attracts, as may Ecuador if it loses, however each these eventualities would require a win by Qatar over the Netherlands adequate to push the Dutch into third place on purpose distinction.
Ecuador vs Senegal Predicted XI
Ecuador doable XI: Galindez; Porozo, Torres, Hincapie; Preciado, Mendez, Caicedo, Estupinan; Plata, Sarmiento; Estrada
Senegal doable XI: Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Diallo, Jakobs; Sarr, Mendy, Gueye, Diatta; Dia, Diedhiou
When will the Ecuador vs Senegal match kick-off?
The Ecuador vs Senegal match will kick-off at 8:30 PM IST, November 29.
Where will the Ecuador vs Senegal match kick-off?
The Ecuador vs Senegal match will kick-off on the Khalifa International stadium.
Where are you able to watch the Ecuador vs Senegal match in India?
The Ecuador vs Senegal match can be telecasted reside on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and properly as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup can be reside streamed on JioCinema.