Sunday, May 21, 2006
Ecuador... Blank Page
Nothing makes me think that Ecuador will leave a good impression this time other than they are a Latin American team, and latin teams fight for the ball (sometimes literally). They never won Copa America despite the tens of times of competition, they never qialified to the World Cup before 2002, they only have 2 players playing in Europe (de la Cruz in Aston Villa and Delgado in Southampton). Their coach (Luis Suarez) lacks international experience. One of the things helped is the altitude at which they play their matches- (3000 meters above sea level) and it's no surprise to know that they were not defeated at home during the qualifications even by Brasil and Argentina.
All that can be disregarded when we remember that the teams who make suprises come from no where and kick some big team's ass before they go home. We'll see if Mendez and Delgado are up to this challenge.