The selections of Ecuador y Venezuela They will measure forces, today, Thursday, November 16, for date 5 of the South American Qualifiers heading to the World Cup United States, Canada and Mexico 2026. The ‘red wine’ will be the venue at the Monumental stadium in Maturín, which will probably house around 40 thousand spectators, to face the cast ‘northern’.
The expectations of the ‘red wine‘before the match against ‘tri‘are high. In the event of a victory, they would consolidate themselves in the qualifying zone without depending on other results, even with a defeat against Peru on the following date on Tuesday the 21st, they would remain at least in the World Cup play-off position. For its part, the northern team, depending on the score, is playing for its place in the top seven: a win would maintain it.
It will be a confrontation to see who follows in the footsteps of first place, Argentina. The current World Champion separated from the pack with a perfect score (14 points), followed by teams like Uruguay, Brazil and others. The team led by Sergio Batistasurprisingly, is in that group with 7 points.
The Llanero team is one of the entertainers at the start of the Conmebol qualifiers due to the following results: they defeated Paraguay In his debut, he tied Brazil in the last minute and beat Chile. The point before ‘yellow green’ It was historic because no squad had been able to match it near the epilogue of a home match.
Peru He will be attentive to what Venezuela does against Ecuador, because it will be its next rival. This duel will be played on Tuesday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m. at the National Stadium in Lima. The ‘bicolor’ It will arrive after facing Bolivia at the height of La Paz.
The ‘tri’ He also got 7 points in his first four games; However, he subtracted three as a result of the side’s controversy Bryon Castillo. Recently the Swiss Federal Court rejected the annulment appeal filed by the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF)In this way, the case was closed.
Felix Sanchez and company already know what it is to win away from home. They did it against Bolivia on the third day. They started winning with a goal from their ‘joya’ 16 years old, Kendry Páez. Rodrigo Ramallo put parity at Hernando Siles. Finally, at 96′, Kevin Rodríguez gave them the victory (2-1).
The paraguayan Juan Benitez The action of the clash between both teams will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Maturín. With respect to Peru, it will start at 5:00 p.m. due to the time difference. Ecuador has the same programming (5:00 p.m.).
The ball will roll in the match for date 5 of the Conmebol competition in other South American countries as follows: at 5:00 p.m. in Colombia; at 6:00 p.m. in Paraguay and Bolivia; and at 7:00 p.m. in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
On another continent like North America, it will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the United States and Canada, while at 4:00 p.m. in Mexico. As for Europe, the referee will blow the whistle at 11:00 p.m. in Spain and Italy.
So far in the Qualifiers, Ecuador and Venezuela have been characterized by wanting to take possession of the ball and in different games they have achieved it. This is due to the characteristics of its players with good footing and ball handling.
In that sense, in this duel there will be a duel of ’10’s. On one side is the 16-year-old young man, Kendy Páez. The Independiente del Valle athlete has three matches with the senior team and only needed 148 minutes to score his first goal.
By ‘red wine’ it is Yeferson Soteldo. He ‘Dwarf’ He managed to recover from an injury in time, he started in Santos’ draw against Sao Paulo in the Brasileirao and is shaping up to start against the ‘tri’. Like Páez, he already celebrated in this competition.
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