Ecuador don’t want to wait until Friday and have released the official roster for the start of 2026 World Cup qualifying. First match in Buenos Aires against Argentina (Thursday, September 7), Felix Sanchez Bass announces 23 players Who will be representing La Tri, and there are some surprises…
Three goalkeepers remain from the 2022 Qatar tournament, when Gustavo Alfaro was still coach of the Ecuadorian team. Moises Ramirez (IDV), Hernan Galindes (Aukas), Alexander Dominguez (Kitley). All are in their home leagues, but it will be up to Spanish strategists to decide who wins the title.
Piero Hincapie is the main injured player, while Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi teammate is not included in the squad. Dixon Arroyo and Leonardo Campana are outside. The same goes for Pedro Vite, another man who has recently attracted attention in the United States. in fact, Above are Enel Valencia (Porto Alegre International), Jojan Julio (LDU) and Kevin Rodriguez (IDV).
Felix Torres (Santos Laguna), Pervis Estupiñan (Brighton), Leonardo Realpe (Bragantino), Jose Hurtado (Bragantino), Joannel Chavez (IDV), Roberto Arboleda (Sao Paulo) , Angelo Preciado (GENK) few hours -), William Pacho (Frankfurt) and Joel Ordonez (Bruges). They are defenders of the list.
Meanwhile, in the middle is the Premier League’s top signing, Ecuador’s great jewel, also sold to Chelsea, but he will have to wait until he comes of age to arrive in London. They are Moises Caicedo (Chelsea) and Kendry Paez (IDV), Jose Cifuentes (Rangers), Carlos Gruezo (San Jose Earthquakes), Gonzalo Plata (Al Sadd) and Angel Mena (Leon). , Jordi Arcibal (IDV), João. Ortiz (IDV).
All the players called up are scheduled to meet in person in Buenos Aires, and Ecuador will meet Uruguay in Quito on September 12 after the aforementioned commitments. Due to the TAS ruling that allowed Byron Castillo to participate, La Tri will start qualifying with a negative score (-3 points).