ESPN.comNov 21, 2023, 10:47 ETReading: 2 min.
The Brazilian center back Anderson Daronco will be in charge of the match between the National Team Ecuador and Chile, in the stadium Rodrigo Paz Delgado, for the sixth date of the South American Qualifiers.
With Daronco at the helm, The Tricolor has a negative statistic: in three games it lost all of themtwo for World Cup Qualifiers and one in the Copa América.
The first match was a memorable duel in Quito, heading to Russia 2018. Against Argentina, the team fell 3-1, after leading 1-0 on the scoreboard. In that match, Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and allowed the albiceleste to qualify for the World Cup.
The second meeting was at the 2019 Copa América in Brazil. In view of Uruguay, Ecuador was beaten 4-0 in the debut and in group C of the tournament, La Tri took last place with a single point. In that game, José Quintero was sent off with a direct red card.
Finally, the third game had some controversy, too against Uruguay, in the qualification for Qatar 2022. In Montevideo, Gustavo Alfaro’s team lost 1-0. The Ecuadorian Football Federation protested the Brazilian’s refereeing, which was very permissive in strong actions and they also considered that he did not sanction a clear penalty.
With this background, Ecuador will be directed again by the Brazilian, the second time in Quito and the first in the White House. Can he end the streak of defeats?