# Ecuador

Last month
February 2023
# Return
De Zerbi urges fans to support wantaway Brighton star
Moises Caicedo is poised to return to Albion’s matchday squad for Saturday’s home game with Bournemouth.
Last year
# Koul As You Like
Koulibaly the hero as Senegal progress to potential last-16 clash with England
Watford forward Ismaila Sarr and Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly gave Senegal a 2-1 win over Ecuador.
# Optimism
Qatar football will survive World Cup exit, says coach
The country’s final group game against the Netherlands on Tuesday has now become a dead rubber.
# Must do better
Netherlands came up against 'much better opponent'
Louis van Gaal’s side were left frustrated by Ecuador.
# Unimpressed
'Nightmare start' - How the Qatari press reacted to their World Cup flop
Local media laid into a ‘weak’ performance by the national team.
# Pressure
Nervous Qatar 'felt supported' despite fan exodus
Thousands of supporters left early as the World Cup hosts slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Ecuador.
# Lucky Boy
Brazil's Alisson sees two red cards overturned in controversial draw with Ecuador
Both teams had a player dismissed in a heated 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw.
All time
# Copa America
Messi stars as Argentina set up Copa America semi v Colombia
Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 overnight while Colombia beat Uruguay on penalties.
# Copa America
Last gasp Hernandez snatches Copa draw for Venezuela against Ecuador
Venezuela move up to third place in the group with a last-gasp point.
# Double Take
Retaken Neymar penalty helps Brazil maintain perfect WC qualifying start
Brazil move four points clear in South American qualifying with 2-0 win over Ecuador.
# Wave Goodbye
Jordi Cruyff quits as Ecuador coach without leading team in match
The FEF said in a statement that severance ‘terms have been agreed’.
# samba boys
The Boys in Green from Brazil: Eusebio, Iran and Ireland at 'the Minicopa'
In 1972, the national side took on the best in the world in the home of football.
# Son of a great
Jordi Cruyff unveiled as manager of Ecuador national team
The ex-Barcelona and Man United midfielder has agreed to take charge ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign.
# Wave Goodbye
Antonio Valencia looks set for Man United exit
The Ecuador international has spent the last decade at the Premier League side.
# Goat
Watch: Lionel Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup
Meanwhile, Chile were knocked out on a dramatic day in the South American qualifiers.
# Take a Bow
Neymar the hero as Brazil emerge from the jungle with victory
Meanwhile, Argentina squandered the opportunity to maintain their lead after a 2-2 draw away to Venezuela.
While everyone was watching the basketball, USA booked their place in Copa America semis
Clint Dempsey strike helps the United States to a 2-1 win against Ecuador.
# Reaction
'I'm scared of death, not the sack'
After the Selecao’s shock Copa America exit at the hands of Peru, Dunga has no concerns over his immediate future.
# hot shot
One of the summer's most in-demand transfer targets scored at the Copa America last night
Juventus star Arturo Vidal bounced back from the disappointment of defeat to Barcelona in last week’s Champions League final
# sitter
Hang your head, son! Neymar fluffs an open goal from two yards out
It happens to the best of them, apparently.
# thursday
Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action
A Swiss hat-trick, a French stalemate and Messi finding form.
# Nil Points
France top Group E despite Ecuador stalemate
The previously rampant French were strangely subdued.
# straight red
Man United's Antonio Valencia red carded against France
The Ecuador captain was given his marching orders early in the second half.
France v Ecuador, Switzerland v Honduras, World Cup Group E
We went minute-by-minute in the final round of Group E games.
# bruising encounter
Back post blues for Honduras as Valencia makes up for Costly start
Ecuador stuck back to level matters some 90 seconds later and went on to claim all three points.
# costly decision
Referee somehow waves play on as Costly is rugby tackled in the box
John Hartson described Frickson Erazo’s close attention in the box as ‘a bear-hug’.
# end to end
3 vines to heaven: How Valon Behrami saved Switzerland's day
The former West Ham midfielder sparked his side’s injury-time points grab.
# in your face
Switzerland silence RTÉ doubters by rocking Ecuador in injury time
The world’s sixth best side (if you believe the FIFA rankings) edged out the Central Americans after a Lo-Fi performance.
# All Square
Rooney and Lambert score, Sterling is sent-off and England settle for draw with Ecuador
It finished 2-2 in tonight’s clash in Miami.
# Dress rehearsal
Van Persie scores spectacular goal as Louis van Gaal's Holland labour to draw with Ecuador
The South Americans took a ninth-minute lead when Jefferson Montero beat Jasper Cillessen in the Dutch goal.
# First viewing
Is this another not-so-subtle Van Gaal hint as MUTV show Netherlands friendly?
Of course, they claim it’s the clash of RVP and Valencia.
# Efficient
Lukas Podolski scored after 6 seconds for Germany last night
The Arsenal man didn’t hang around.
# Net gains
Juego Bonito: the best bits (and the worst) from last night’s Copa America action
The line-up for the tournament’s quarter-finals is now complete. Catch up with all of the latest action here.
# Zzzzzzz....
Copa America: If it's goals you're looking for, try somewhere else
Watch the highlights of yesterday’s two 0-0 draws here if you dare …