CONMEBOL qualifying is nearing the midway mark en route to the 2022 World Cup, but it’s still early days considering only two points separate Ecuador and Paraguay in the standings. How to Watch Ecuador vs. Paraguay: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time
Mid-table meddlers Paraguay travel northwest in the hopes of prolonging Ecuador's poor run of form when the two nations get back on the road to Qatar in midweek.
Paraguay travel to La Casa Blanca on Thursday sat just outside the qualification spots, but a first competitive win in Quito since 1979 could push them above La Tri and back into contention.
How to Watch
Date: Thursday, September 2
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Venue: La Casa Blanca, Quito, Ecuador
TV: fubo Sports Network 3 (ENG), Eliminatorias CONMEBOL 2 (ESP)
The two squads reconvene having each failed to flatter at the 2021 Copa América earlier this summer, where both teams advanced out of the group stage only to fall at the first knockout hurdle.
On one hand, Ecuador can be proud their quarter-final exit came at the hands of eventual champions Argentina, but their zero wins at the tournament pale in comparison to Paraguay’s two.
Los Guaraníes are weakened, however, by the absence of playmaker Miguel Almiron, who has thus far been prevented from linking up with his national team by Newcastle United.
Almiron is a key orchestrator in the Paraguayan attack and a hefty loss for Thursday’s visitors, although the federation is attempting to free their star from his Premier League employers:
Eduardo Berizzo’s loss is Gustavo Alfaro’s gain in this case, however, as third-place Ecuador look to end a barren run of seven games without a win.
Their resilient record in Quito is a particularly good omen the hosts are capable of stopping the rut come Thursday, having begun World Cup qualifying with three wins in their first four games.
And while Paraguay will be without one of their star playmakers and scorers, Ecuador will have an Angel Mena present and at the top of his game following some fine form with León:
Mena’s return of three goals in his last six Liga MX outings comes on top of his two goals thus far in qualifying, although Ecuador’s top scorers thus far are Michael Estrada and Gonzalo Plata (three apiece).
San Lorenzo’s Ángel Romero remains the only Paraguayan who has netted more than once on the road to Qatar, although he’s now failed to score in four consecutive international outings.
Two teams with an outside chance of qualifying for Qatar face an ideal opportunity to gain some footing among the top spots, but Paraguay must break a 42-year drought in Quito to capitalize.
Ecuador and Paraguay meet in the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. This game will take place at Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado on September 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM (ET). Ecuador are fighting in the top four to travel to Qatar. Here is all the detailed information about this World Cup Qualifiers game including the date, time, TV Channel and location.
Ecuador are number ten in the draw on the team table. That number in the “entrants” table has given the Ecuador team a certain advantage over some teams. They are in third place in the general standings with 9 points and +4 GD. Two other teams like Uruguay and Colombia are very close with 8 points each.
Mistakes are costly and the Paraguay team is trying to forget the last three games of the round in the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. The reason is simple, they could barely win 2 points with two draws and in the most recent matchday (8) they lost against Brazil 2-0 at home.