Ahly coach carries Ecuador’s World Cup hopes

Argentine coach Gustavo Alvaro carries the hopes of the Ecuadorean national football team in their fourth appearance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The World Cup will be the most important test in the career of Argentine Alvaro, who previously coached the Saudi Al-Ahly team in 2009, after a busy career at the club level, during which he achieved many achievements, most notably the Suda Americana Championship with Arsenal of Argentina in 2007.
Alvaro took over the task of coaching the Ecuadorean national team in August 2020, and succeeded in leading it to participate in the 2022 World Cup after placing him in fourth place with 26 points from 7 victories and 5 draws, while he lost 6 times, knowing that he avoided defeat against Brazil and Argentina in the second round of the tournament. South American qualifiers, where they were forced to draw 1-1 during the two matches.
The Ecuadorean team, under the leadership of Argentine Gustavo Alvaro, is looking to go far in the World Cup, and cross the threshold of the round of 16, which was its best results during 3 previous World Cup participations, starting from the 2002 edition through the 2006 championship and ending in 2014.
The 2006 World Cup in Germany witnessed the best results of the Ecuador team, qualifying for the final price after defeating Poland 2-0 and Costa Rica 3-0, and losing against Germany 0-3, before his career was interrupted by a loss from England -0 in the round of 16.
In general, the Ecuadorean national team has never achieved any title throughout its history, and its best achievement was to reach the Copa America semi-finals on two occasions, out of 24 participation, but Francisco Egas, President of the Ecuadorean Football Association, insists that his country will have a different appearance in Qatar. .
The Ecuadorean team faced great challenges that almost killed its hopes of reaching the World Cup, represented by a complaint from Chile, which demanded that it be denied participation in the 2022 World Cup, claiming that the nationality of the player Byron Castillo was falsified, but everyone breathed a sigh of relief after the International Football Association officially resolved the issue in September 2022, He confirmed Ecuador’s participation in the 2022 World Cup.
Ecuador will compete in the 2022 World Cup in Group A, as it begins its journey against Qatar, the “host”, at the opening of the global wedding scheduled for the 20th of November, then faces the Netherlands on the 25th of this month, and concludes the group stage against Senegal on the 29th of this month.
The yellow team is counting on a constellation of stars, most notably Ener Valencia, the Turkish striker, Fenerbahce, and the national team’s historical scorer with 35 goals he scored in 74 international matches. It also highlights Antonio Valencia, who starred with Manchester United, Brighton defender Pervis Estopinan, and DC striker Mikael Estrada. American United.
The market value of the Ecuadorean national team is estimated at 126.40 million euros, according to the global “Transfer” market, and Brighton’s 20-year-old midfielder Moises Caicedo has the highest market value among his colleagues (25 million euros).
In terms of ranking the Ecuadorean national team compared to its competitors in Group A of the World Cup, the yellow team occupies 40th place in the world, ahead of Qatar (48), and behind Senegal (18) and the Netherlands (8). Ahly coach carries Ecuador's World Cup hopes

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