Chile will need a strong showing in Ecuador to turn its World Cup qualifying campaign around and secure a place in Qatar next year.
Chile’s Martín Lasarte has one win in eight competitive matches since he was appointed national team coach in February. The manager will look to end a three-loss streak when his team travels to Quito, Ecuador, for Sunday’s match.
How to Watch
Date: Sept. 5, 2021
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Venue: La Casa Blanca, Quito, Ecuador
TV: fubo Sports Network 3 (ENG), Eliminatorias CONMEBOL 2 (ESP)
Two-time Copa América champion Chile find themselves in danger of losing out on a World Cup spot. Though 11 matches remain to be played, the former powerhouse will need to do better than the two wins they achieved in their first seven matches.
A second consecutive 1-0 defeat against Brazil marked an underwhelming return to the World Cup campaign Thursday. Éverton Ribeiro provided the only score for Chile.
Just three teams thus far in CONMEBOL qualifying have scored less goals than Chile through seven games.
Ecuador has hit the back of the net twice as many times as Chile. Only Brazil has trumped their 16 goals.
Michael Estrada finished from the tightest of angles to seal Ecuador’s 2-0 victory against Paraguay in his team’s most recent match.
Chile has not won a match away from home in more than two years. That last road win came in June 2019, a 2-1 victory over Ecuador in Brazil.
Ecuador have fully embraced an attacking style. Lasarte’s squad is in need of its own inspiration to regain its place among South America’s hierarchy.