The cult of Antonio Valencia

    Rarely in my travels have I seen such an obsession for one football player in Ecuador’s infatuation for Antonio Valencia.   The Manchester United right back/winger is lauded as “the best player in the world” up here in the Andes and receives the type of attention usually only reserved for Lionel Messi or […]

Ecuador name their team to face Argentina

Reinaldo Rueda has announced his starting 11 for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires. In defence Rueda has opted for the inexperienced trio of Gabriel Achilier, Jorge Guagua and Jayro Campos who have only 17 caps between them. In addition to this the goalkeeper, Alexander Domínguez also has only 2 international caps. […]

Reinaldo Rueda names his squad for Ecuadors double header.

  There were no major surprises in Reinaldo Rueda’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying games. The attacking line will consist of players plying their trade in Mexico’s Premier Liga while Antonio Valencia, Renato Ibarra,Christian Noboa and Jefferson Montero provide the European experience after long seasons abroad.       Ecuadorian Squad for games against Argentina […]