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Qatar World Cup 2022: Ecuador national team roster | Selected players and omissions

Check out Ecuador’s national team roster for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Every player on the squad, the full calendar and their group rivals.

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Ecuador v Iraq - Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - November 12, 2022   Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro gives instructions to Michael Estrada REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

Ecuador were the last team to officially announce their squad list for Qatar 2022, leaving it almost to the last minute and annoyingly, teasing followers on Twitter for several hours with a series of cryptic messages.

Gustavo Alfaro finally confirmed his squad shortly before 6 p.m. local time on Monday 14 November - the deadline for all squad list to be submitted to FIFA. The announcement came via a two-minute video posted on social media.

Alfaro named a squad heavy in defence and midfield but with just four forwards. There was no place for Inter Miami’s Leonardo Campana or Independiente midfielder Junior Sornoza in the 26-man list. And there was heartbreak for Byron Castillo, injured just a couple of days ago in the friendly against Irak. His place in the squad has been filled by William Pacho.

Ecuador’s complete roster for the 2022 World Cup


  • Alexander Domínguez (LDU Quito)
  • Hernán Galíndez (Aucas)
  • Moisés Ramirez (Independiente del Valle)


  • Angelo Preciado (Genk)
  • Pervis Estupiñán (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Diego Palacios (Los Angeles FC)
  • Piero Hincapié (Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Jackson Porozo (Troyes)
  • Robert Arboleda (São Paulo)
  • Xavier Arreaga (Seattle Sounders)
  • Félix Torres (Santos Laguna)
  • William Pacho (Antwerp)


  • Carlos Gruezo (Augsburg)
  • Jhegson Méndez (Los Angeles FC)
  • José Cifuentes José Cifuentes
  • Alan Franco (Talleres, on loan from Atlético Mineiro)
  • Moisés Caicedo (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Ángel Mena (León)
  • Ayrton Preciado (Santos Laguna)
  • Gonzalo Plata (Real Valladolid)
  • Romario Ibarra (Pachuca)
  • Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton & Hove Albion)


  • Enner Valencia (Fenerbahçe)
  • Micheal Estrada (Cruz Azul, on loan from Toluca)
  • Djorkaeff Reasco (Newell’s Old Boys)
  • Kevin Rodríguez (Imbabura)

Ecuador’s schedule and group in the 2022 World Cup

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, the Netherlands, Sengal

November 20

Qatar-Ecuador 11:00 am ET / 08:00 am PT

November 25

Netherlands-Ecuador 11:00 am ET / 08:00 am PT

November 29

Ecuador-Senegal 10:00 am ET / 07:00 am PT