This Tuesday, at 8:30 p.m. in Chile, La Roja will visit Ecuador at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium in Quito. There, the team temporarily led by Nicolás Córdova will seek to add at least one point so as not to lose ground in the qualifying table for the 2026 World Cup.
For the clash against “La Tri”, Córdova tried several formulas, but he already seems to have decided on the starting team and there are some surprises. Felipe Loyola (multifunctional footballer from Huachipato) and Alexander Aravena (forward from Universidad Católica) will play from the start in Quito.
Loyola, who had been playing as a right back in both the adult Red and the Under 23 team, will enter the midfield alongside Erick Pulgar and Rodrigo Echeverría. In that position is where he has performed the most this season in Huachipato, deputy leader of the National Tournament.
The biggest victim of the new scheme will be Ben Brereton, who has not been able to score goals this season either for La Roja or for his club, Villarreal of Spain. Aravena won the fight to accompany Alexis up front.
Possible formation of Chile vs Ecuador
Thus, Chile’s starting team against Ecuador will be with: Brayan Cortes; Matías Catalán, Paulo Díaz, Guillermo Maripán, Gabriel Suazo; Loyola, Pulgar, Echeverría; Marcelino Núñez; Sánchez and Aravena.