Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ecuador v. Argentina - The big match preview

Oh how times change! On 15 August, 2001, Argentina went to Quito, won 2-0 (goals from VERON and CRESPO -PK-) and clinched the ticket to Korea/Japan 2002 with four matches to go.

Argentina got to 35 points in 14 rounds with that win in Quito.

Here's the audio commentary for that match (I can't find the video of the goals on YouTube):

Today, even winning, Argentina would only reach 25 points and qualification to the World Cup would still be on the line and far from decided with four matches still ahead.

Memories from Quito are not always that sweet. In fact, that was the only match in which Argentina managed to score against Ecuador. The other two World Cup Qualy matches played in that altitude ended up in 2-0 home wins (in the campaigns to qualify for France 1998 and Germany 2006).

In total, Argentina and Ecuador have faced each other 26 times. Argentina won 16 (73 goals scored), Ecuador 3 (24) and there were 7 draws.

In World Cup Qualifiers, they played only 9 times. Argentina won 6 (19 goals), Ecuador 2 (9 goals) and they draw one (the last one, a 1-1 match played in Buenos Aires almost a year ago - 15 June, 2008 -, with Rodrigo PALACIO scoring a late equalizer for Argentina after Patricio URRUTIA sent Ecuador ahead).

Read the post below to know about our lineup and the formation Argentina will use later today in Quito.


First of all, you need to check your local time.

The match will start at 6 PM Buenos Aires. To check your time and to make sure you don't miss it. Click here.

To watch it, there'll be plenty of options.

Here's one great option that won't require you to download or install any software.

Here you have a couple of links that will also help you (you may need to download some free software in order to access to the content):

Roja Directa


I'm sure as the match gets closer, our readers and friends will be posting other links and options to follow the match live.

In the meantime, feel free to discuss all about Ecuador vs. Argentina on the comments' box or in our chat room.



Sebastian said...

There was another match played in Quito between Ecuador and Argentina. It was a 2-2 draw and it was for the Copa America 1983. At that time the Copa America was played in a home-and-away format.

It was Group B. Brazil was the other participant in that group.

Despite Argentina defeating Brazil 1-0 at home and playing them to a 0-0 draw away, the Albicelestes trailed the Canarinha on goal difference and it was them who advanced to the semifinals.

They ended up losing to Uruguay in the final.

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