Ecuador World Cup Squad – Brazil 2014

The Road to the World Cup……….

Ecuador were plagued by inconsistency during their qualifying campaign. While La Tricolor went undefeated at home, beating every opponent in Quito except Argentina, with whom they drew, the side was unable to reproduce that form on the road, failing to win at all and drawing just three times. Nevertheless, one such stalemate – against Uruguay in Montevideo – proved decisive as Ecuador finished level on points with La Celeste but grabbed the last automatic qualifying spot thanks to their superior goal difference (four compared to Uruguay’s zero).

With a team that was among the top four in the standings on 14 of the 16 matchdays and that had to overcome the tragic death of Cristian Benitez, coach Reinaldo Rueda became the third Colombian to guide Ecuador to FIFA World Cup™ qualification.

Ecuador Facts:

Coach: Reinaldo Rueda
Best performance in a FIFA competition: FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 (Round of 16)
Former stars: Ulises de la Cruz, Agustin Delgado, Jose Francisco Cevallos

Ecuador Goalkeepers – World Cup Squad 2014

Maximo Banguera

Máximo Banguera (born December 16, 1985 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is a goalkeeper that plays for Barcelona Sporting Club . He is also the goalkeeper for the Ecuadorian national team.

He is the starting goalkeeper for the Ecuadorian national team. Banguera was called up to play against Mexico on November 2008. He played all of the ninety minutes and performed well.

After Marcelo Elizaga’s retirement following the 2011 Copa America, Banguera was consolidated as first choice Goalkeeper for Ecuador. Due to injuries, he was only able to start a few games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Eventually losing his starting spot to LDU Quito’s Alexander Domínguez.

Alexander Dominguez Carabali

Alexander Domínguez Carabalí (born June 5, 1987 in Tachina, Esmeraldas) is an Ecuadorian football goalkeeper who plays for LDU Quito.

Dominguez plays for LDU Quito, and has been the squad’s starting goalie since taking over for the legendary José Francisco Cevallos.

Domínguez is one of the top 300 goalkeepers in the world, the third highest ranked Ecuadorian, and the highest ranked active Ecuadorian in terms of time spent without conceding a goal. From September 2, 2007 to October 28, 2007, he went 719 minutes without conceding a goal.[2]

Domínguez received his first call-ups for the national team in May 2010 for friendlies against Mexico and Korea Republic. However, he remained an unused substitute. Because of club-related commitments, he would not receive another call-up until February 2011 for a friendly against Honduras. Again, he was an unused substitute. Manager Reinaldo Rueda finally gave Domínguez his first cap on March 26, 2011 in a friendly against Colombia. Ecuador lost the match 2–0.

LDU Quito
• Serie A (2): 2007, 2010
• Copa Libertadores (1): 2008
• Recopa Sudamericana (2): 2009, 2010
Copa Sudamericana (1): 2009

Adrian Javier Bone Sanchez

Adrián Javier Bone Sánchez (born 8 September 1988) is an Ecuadorian international footballer who plays for El Nacional, as a goalkeeper in the Serie A of Ecuador.

Bone has played for LDU de Cuenca, Aucas, ESPOLI, SD Quito and El Nacional.[1][2][3]
He made his international debut for Ecuador on 2 September 2011, in a friendly match against Jamaica which ended with a 5-2 victory for Ecuador.[4]