The mini-tri leaves behind the chapter of their World Cup debut against the United States and faces Slovakia this Tuesday, May 23, 2023. This is the second date of the U-20 World Cup, Argentina 2023 FIFA Cup.
The Ecuadorians face a powerful European team, who confirmed their strength and offensive hierarchy in their debut. It will be a crucial game to keep the aspirations of the team led by Ecuador’s coach Miguel Bravo alive. The game will be played at 4:00 pm (Ecuador time) and can be seen in an open signal on the Telemazonas court.
After their debut, the ‘Tricolor’ boys have become more united and the group is confident of doing well against Slovakia. On Monday, May 22, the Ecuadorian national team held its last practice session before the second game at the Club Sportivo Desamparados stadium. DT Bravo will field a single variation against Slovakia with Jos Klinger replacing Allan Minda, as per the team final practice.
Joel Ordóñez and Christian García replaced the defensive duo that played in the South American U-20. Both showed amazing confidence on their debut in the World Cup; He contributed in his field and gave a start to the tricolor team.
On the Slovakian side, one of their great strengths is their forwards: powerful and quick. Also, he has experience of playing football in Europe, which makes him more dangerous for the mini-tris.
The probable 11 Tricolor that will take to the field of San Juan del Bicentenario Stadium will be with Gilmar Napa in goal; Daniel de la Cruz, Joel Ordóñez, Christian Garcia and Macky de la Cruz in defence; Oscar Zambrano, Sebastian Gonzalez and Kendry Paez in midfield; Jose Klinger, Justin Cuero and Nilson Angulo, front.
while the Europeans will stand alongside Adam Hrdina in goal; Sebastian Cossa, Nicolas Sikula, Samuel Kopacek and Samuel Bagin in the defensive zone; Adam Gazzy, Dominik Sneijder, Artur Gajdos and Mats Szolgai in midfield; and Timotej Jambor and Leo Sauer in front.
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