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Ecuador endured a pretty terrible 2011 Copa America, drawing their opening game with Paraguay before losing to Venezuela and Brazil to finish bottom of Group B. It was at least an improvement on their 2007 Copa, when they failed to score a single point, but it was a poor showing and there are a number of issues for Colombian coach Reynaldo Rueda to address ahead of World Cup qualifying.

Tactics

Rueda implemented a 4-4-2 formation that often shifted to a 4-2-2-2 in the attacking phase in all three of Ecuador’s matches.

versus Paraguay

Ecuador-Paraguay After AmendmentEcuador-Paraguay Initial Setup
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Bolivia were the first side to be eliminated from the 2011 Copa America, managing just a solitary point from their three group games. It had all started so well for La Verde with a determined performance in a 1-1 draw with hosts Argentina, but successive 2-0 defeats, to Costa Rica and Colombia respectively, condemned Gustavo Quinteros’ men to an early exit.

Tactics

Bolivia adopted a 4-4-2 formation in all three of their matches, although there were certain differences in the way they lined up against Argentina versus how they did so against Costa Rica and Colombia.

versus Argentina

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