Ecuador vs Senegal:-While Senegal find themselves in a win-or-go-home scenario heading into this critical Group A encounter, surprise-package Ecuador needs just a point to progress to the Round of 16. Host-nation Qatar became the first team to be knocked out of this year’s competition with their loss against Senegal last time out.
But it’s all to play for in the last round of World Cup group stages, with the other three nations in Group A still in contention to progress to the next round. The Netherlands and Ecuador both are joint-top with four points, while Senegal are trailing a point adrift.
Senegal kept their hopes of making it to the last 16 alive with a nervy 3-1 victory against Qatar. They have endured a difficult campaign after losing talismanic striker Sadio Mane to injury only days before the World Cup, which came as a hammer blow Aliou Cisse’s side’s preparations.
In any case, they gave a decent record of themselves in their gathering opener against the Netherlands, however everything their diligent effort was scuppered by two late objectives from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen to grab away each of the three places.
In any case, the Lions of Teranga returned quickly with 3-1 brazen triumph over minnows Qatar. A dominate in their last match will see themselves fit the bill for the round of 16, however they face areas of strength for a side that has been an unexpected bundle in the current year’s Reality Cup version.
The South American side are in prime situation to book their spot in the last 16. After an agreeable win over Qatar, they ruled their second game against the Netherlands.
El Tri just got a point for their endeavors, yet Gustavo Alfaro’s side intrigued numerous by how they overran, killed their rivals, and created good open doors for themselves.
As implied above, there are high stakes in this conflict, with only one of these countries prone to arrive at the knockout stages close by the Netherlands, making for a strained issue on Tuesday, and the person who have some control over their nerves will probably qualify.
Ecuador vs Senegal confirmed lineups
Ecuador XI (4-3-3): Galíndez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapié, Estupiñán; Franco, Gruezo, Caicedo; Plata, Enner Valencia, Estrada
Senegal XI (4-2-3-1): Mendy; Sabaly, Koulibaly, Jakobs, Diallo; Ciss, P. Gueye; Ndiaye, I. Gueye, I. Sarr; Dia
Ecuador’s upcoming fixtures
If Netherlands top Group A and Ecuador finish second, England are a possible opponent for in the next round, and their combination of talent, youthful exuberance, and pace could pose a threat to Gareth Southgate’s side.
The Three Lions previously faced Ecuador in the knockout round in 2006, coming out as narrow 1-0 victors. A repeat could be on the cards, with this Ecuador side capable of giving pre-tournament favourites a run for their money.