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Is Gustavo Alfaro still in search of the ideal eleven of Ecuador? | Football | sports

Although the Argentine strategist has a basis for what he intends, he has not repeated any line-up in the eight playoff games played.Gustavo Alfaro

Is Gustavo Alfaro still in search of the ideal eleven of Ecuador? | Football | sports


Although the Argentine strategist has a basis for what he intends, he has not repeated any line-up in the eight playoff games played.

Gustavo Alfaro along with his coaching staff completed a year in command of the Ecuadorian soccer team on September 7, a year in which the balance left can be considered positive if the location of La Tri is taken into account in the table of heading positions. to the Qatar-2022 World Cup, it is third only behind Brazil and Argentina. That is, it remains in direct qualification positions for the World Cup and has beaten direct rivals such as Uruguay, Colombia and Paraguay; He also got three points on a difficult court like Hernando Siles (Bolivia).

Likewise, he has resigned points in local condition after falling to Peru and equaling with Chile, who can also be considered as direct opponents.

However, the common denominator of this new Selection process has undoubtedly been the number of names that enter and leave the ideal eleven. This may occur, perhaps, as a result of Alfaro’s search to consolidate a team, which a year after being announced as Ecuador coach, he seems to have not yet found. There are many variables that can be taken into account to explain the reasons that trigger this situation: injuries, little continuity of the players in their teams, declines in level, suspensions, among others.

The closest example occurred in the last two dates against Paraguay and Chile. Against Albirroja, Ecuador came out with a 3-4-3 scheme that in the course of the match was changing to 4-2-1-3. Against the Red he maintained the line of four in the background, but included five variants in the starting role in relation to what he had lined up three days before.

In the parenthesis that was the Copa América, in which La Tri advanced to the quarterfinals at the point of draws, the situation was not different. Of the five games played by the National Team, four by group stage and one by quarterfinals, the eleven was not repeated in any of them.

What is a fact is that there is a marked base of players that usually make up Alfaro’s payroll.

Here is a review of the starting line-ups of the thirteen official matches that Gustavo Alfaro has played in command of Ecuador:

Qualifying towards Qatar-2022

Argentina 1-0 Ecuador (08/10/2020)

Alexander Domínguez; Érick Ferigra, Xavier Arreaga, Robert Arboleda, Pervis Estupiñán; Carlos Gruezo, Renato Ibarra, Moisés Caicedo, Alan Franco, Ángel Mena; Enner Valencia.

Ecuador 4-2 Uruguay (10/13/2020)

Alexander Domínguez; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Xavier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán; Ángel Mena, Carlos Gruezo, Moisés Caicedo, Romario Ibarra; Enner Valencia, Michael Estrada.

Bolivia 2-3 Ecuador (11/12/2020)

Alexander Domínguez; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Xavier Arreaga, Beder Caicedo; Carlos Gruezo, Moisés Caicedo, Ángel Mena, Júnior Sornoza, Pervis Estupiñán; Michael Estrada.

Ecuador 6-1 Colombia (11/17/2020)

Alexander Domínguez; Pedro Pablo Perlaza, Robert Arboleda, Xavier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán; Jehgson Méndez, Moisés Caicedo, Renato Ibarra, Ángel Mena, Adolfo Muñoz; Michael Estrada.

Brazil 2-0 Ecuador (06/04/2021)

Alexander Domínguez; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Xavier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán; Alan Franco, Jehgson Méndez, Carlos Gruezo, Ángel Mena, Ayrton Preciado; Enner Valencia.

Ecuador 1-2 Peru (06/08/2021)

Alexander Domínguez; Pedro Pablo Perlaza, Robert Arboleda, Xavier Arreaga, Pervis Estupiñán; Ángel Mena, Jehgson Méndez, Moisés Caicedo, José Carabalí; Michael Estrada, Jordy Caicedo.

America’s Cup 2021

Colombia 1-0 Ecuador (06/13/2021)

Pedro Ortiz; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Pierio Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Gonzalo Plata, Jehgson Méndez, Moisés Caicedo, Fidel Martínez, Michael Estrada, Enner Valencia.

Venezuela 2-2 Ecuador (06/20/2021)

Pedro Ortiz; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Ángel Mena, Jehgson Méndez, Moisés Caicedo, Ayrton Preciado; Leonardo Campana, Enner Valencia.

Ecuador 2-2 Peru (06/23/2021)

Hernán Galíndez; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Alan Franco, Jehgson Méndez, Moisés Caicedo, Damián Díaz, Ayrton Preciado; Leonardo Campana.

Brazil 1-1 Ecuador (06/27/2021)

Hernán Galíndez; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Alan Franco, Jehgson Méndez, Moisés Caicedo, Diego Palacios, Ayrton Preciado; Enner Valencia.

Argentina 3-0 Ecuador (03/07/2021)

Hernán Galíndez; Ángelo Preciado, Robert Arboleda, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Alan Franco, Carlos Gruezo, Jehgson Méndez, Diego Palacios, Ángel Mena; Enner Valencia.

Qualifying towards Qatar-2022

Ecuador 2-0 Paraguay (09/02/2021)

Hernán Galíndez; Byron Castillo, Fernando León, Xavier Arreaga, Félix Torres, Pervis Estupiñán; Carlos Gruezo, Fernando Gaibor, Ángel Mena, Joao Rojas; Enner Valencia.

Ecuador 0-0 Chile (09/05/2021)

Hernán Galíndez; José Hurtado, Félix Torres, Piero Hincapié, Pervis Estupiñán; Carlos Gruezo, Moisés Caicedo, José Cifuentes, Júnior Sornoza, Ángel Mena; Enner Valencia.

The different lineups with which Gustavo Alfaro has faced each of the thirteen official games that he has directed so far are an indication that the search for the star eleven has not ended. However, there are several names that are repeated, which shows that there is a structured base that keeps Ecuador in the world rankings. (D)