Ecuador coach Reynaldo Rueda has today named his 24-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Paraguay and Peru.
Ecuador face a tough trip to Asuncion to square off against Paraguay on the 11th November before returning home to Quito to play Peru four days later. Having begun their qualifying campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Venezuela spirits are high and they will be looking for a couple of positive results in this round of matches.
Rueda has named one debutant in his squad, that being Olmedo defender Elvis Bone, 28, brother of Deportivo Quito goalkeeper Adrian Bone, who is also included. In addition, Rueda has called up three players who haven’t featured recently, namely Oswaldo Minda of Deportivo Quito, and two Mexico based players, Felix Borja of Pachuca and Joao Rojas of Morelia.
Felipe Caicedo and Joffre Guerron miss out, with Rueda commenting that “in this call-up we’ve only included players who in are good form.”
Goalkeepers: Maximo Banguera (Barcelona SC), Alexander Dominguez (LDU Quito), Adrian Bone (Deportivo Quito)
Defenders: Juan Carlos Paredes, Jairo Campos (both Deportivo Quito), Eduardo Morante, Gabriel Achilier (both Emelec), Frickson Erazo (El Nacional), Elvis Bone (Olmedo), Diego Calderon (LDU Quito), Walter Ayovi (Monterrey, Mexico)
Midfielders: Luis Saritama, Alex Bolanos, Oswaldo Minda (all Deportivo Quito), Edison Mendez (Emelec), Cristian Noboa (Rubin Kazan, Russia), Segundo Castillo (Pachuca, Mexico), Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United, England), Jefferson Montero (Real Betis, Spain)
Forwards: Jaime Ayovi, Felix Borja (both Pachuca, Mexico), Joao Rojas (Morelia, Mexico), Cristian Benitez (America, Mexico), Cristian Suarez (Santos Laguna, Mexico)