Ecuador and Netherlands will cross swords on Friday at Khalifa International Stadium in Ar Rayyan at 9:30 PM IST. Louis Van Gaal's side started slowly against Senegal in their opening fixture but eventually scored two back-to-back goals to better chances for the next round. Meanwhile, Ecuador came better off the host Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Enter Valencia netted both goals for Ecuador, but his availability for the upcoming fixture on Friday is a bit doubtful as he limped off in the 2nd half. Ecuador has been winless in their last four World Cup games against European sides (D1, L3), scoring twice in those four matches. Meanwhile, Ecuador goalkeeper Hernan Galindez is hopeful that his side can do well in the upcoming fixture and take control of Group A.
Where will the match between Ecuador and Netherlands take place?
The match between Ecuador and Netherlands will take place on Friday at Khalifa International Stadium in Ar Rayyan.
Where can one watch Ecuador vs Netherlands in India?
Sports18 and Sports18 HD will broadcast the match on television.
Where can one live stream Ecuador vs Netherlands?
Ecuador vs Netherlands can be live stream on the JioCinema app.
Ecuador captain Enner Valencia suffered an ankle sprain in the game against Qatar. Although Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro insisted on his participation in the upcoming fixture, we will have to wait for the official confirmation.
Galindez; Preciado, Torres, Hincapie, Estupinan; Plata, Caicedo, Mendez, Ibarra; Sarmiento; Valencia
Netherland's Memphis Depay could be in line for more game time after a short cameo against Senegal. Van Gaal is expected to make surprising calls in the upcoming scheduled fixture.
Noppert; De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, F de Jong, Berghuis, Blind; Gakpo; Memphis, Bergwijn
My Team Fantasy Team:
Defenders: Van Dijk, Estupinan, De Ligt, Torres
Midfielders: F de Jong (VC), Berghuis, Blind, Ibarra
Strikers: Memphis (C), Sarmiento
Conclusion: Both the teams registered comprehensive victories in their previous game, but Netherlands seems to be having an upper hand in the upcoming fixture and are likely to win the match.
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