Copa América 2024: what is Ecuador’s next game, after the debut against Venezuela

Copa América 2024: what is Ecuador’s next game, after the debut against Venezuela
Copa América 2024: what is Ecuador’s next game, after the debut against Venezuela

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The Ecuadorian team shares group B of the Copa América 2024 with Venezuela, Jamaica and Mexico, and after what was its presentation in the championship against “la vinotinto”, it now has to face the Central American team. Ecuador and Jamaica will meet in Nevada next Wednesday, June 26, starting at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time (Ecuador’s 17) in search of three points that will allow them to dream of qualifying for the quarterfinals.

In his thirtieth participation in the continental competition, Ecuador will try to win to overcome the group stagesomething he achieved in just four opportunities.

On the part of Jamaica, the team coached by Icelandic Heimir Hallgrímsson will fight to get past the first round for the first time in his fourth Copa América. To achieve this goal, the teams must finish among the first two places in the area.

This confrontation It will be the fifth between both countries, and so far the record is in favor of Ecuador with three victories and one draw. The last precedent is from September 2018, which ended 2-0 with goals from Enner Valencia, the scorer and current Ecuadorian captain, and Renato Ibarra. In this edition of the Copa América, Jamaica will have the chance to win its first match against the tricolor.

The match will take place at Allegiant Stadium, located in the city of Paradise, south of Las Vegas. Opened in 2020, The stadium has capacity for 65 thousand spectators and is located 850 kilometers away from the venue of the Ecuadorian debut.

Allegiant Stadium is a stadium that already knows great events. In February of this year it hosted Super Bowl LVIII, in which the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Likewise, in 2021 he was chosen to celebrate the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup that pitted the United States against Mexicoand ended with a North American victory.

In the Copa América 2024, in addition to the clash between Ecuadorians and Jamaicans, Allegiant Stadium will be the venue where two other games will be played. These will be the duel between Paraguay and Brazil for the second date of group D and a quarterfinal match with teams yet to be defined.

The balance between the experience of Enner Valencia, the top scorer in the history of the national team, and the talent of footballers like Moisés Caicedo, Jeremy Sarmiento or Kendry Páez can make the difference in favor of Ecuador. If the young people manage to supply the Inter Porto Alegre attackerFélix Sánchez Bas’s men will have a high chance of winning the match.

Kendry Paez waiting for the second game of the Copa América. (Photo by AIZAR RALDES / AFP)AIZAR RALDES – AFP

Jamaica, for its part, will not be able to count on one of its stars. Despite having been called up, Leon Bailey decided not to be part of the players who will try to make a hit in this Copa América. Given this, Michail Antonio and Demarai Gray, born in England and naturalized Jamaicans, will have to make up for their loss.

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