Argentina start favourites against Ecuador in Copa America 2021 quarter-final - watch live in India
The Argentina national football team will take on Ecuador in their quarter-final clash of Copa America 2021 at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico in Goiânia, Brazil, on Sunday, July 4.
The Lionel Messi-led La Albiceleste have remained unbeaten in the ongoing edition of Copa America so far and they are currently on a 17-match unbeaten streak. After playing a disappointing 1-1 draw against Chile in their opening fixture, Argentina have registered three consecutive victories against Uruguay (1-0), Paraguay (1-0) and Bolivia (4-1). With 10 points from four games, Lionel Scaloni’s men finished at the top of the Copa America Group A standings.
On the other hand, the Ecuador national football team squeezed into the quarter-final stage after managing a 1-1 draw against host Brazil in their final group match.
After succumbing to a 1-0 defeat against Colombia in their first match of Copa America 2021, Gustavo Alfaro’s men played three successive draws against Venezuela (2-2), Peru (2-2) and Brazil to finish fourth in Group B. La Tri ended the group stage with three points from four games and finished ahead of fifth-placed Venezuela.
Argentina vs Ecuador head-to-head in football
In Argentina vs Ecuador head-to-head record in international football, La Albiceleste have a clear edge in the fixture, winning 21 of the 36 matches played between these two South American nations. Meanwhile, Ecuador have secured just five wins against Argentina while 10 matches have ended in a draw.
In the last meeting between the two sides, Argentina claimed a 1-0 win in the World Cup 2022 qualifier game held last year, courtesy their talisman Lionel Messi’s goal from the penalty spot.
Argentina team news and injury updates
Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has no injury and suspension concerns ahead of the high-profile encounter against Ecuador. Atalanta centre-back Cristian Romero and PSG midfielder Angel Di Maria have recovered from their knocks and they will be available for the quarter-final clash.
Ecuador team news and injury updates
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo is racing against time to be fit for the marquee clash against Argentina. The 19-year-old was stretchered off the pitch against Brazil in their last group fixture. Apart from Caicedo, Ecuador have a fully-fit squad to pick their best team for the Copa America 2021 quarter-final.
Where to watch Argentina vs Ecuador live in India?
The Argentina vs Ecuador quarter-final match of Copa America 2021 will be telecast live at 6:30 AM IST on SONY TEN 2 HD and SONY TEN 2 SD TV channels in India, on Sunday, July 4. The match can also be viewed on Sony Ten 4, Sony Six and their HD channels in regional languages.
Live streaming of Argentina vs Ecuador match will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV.
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