Pedigree Ecuador has quietly established itself as something of a force in South American soccer in recent years, qualifying for four of this century’s six World Cups. With a pipeline of young talent starting to flood into Europe, Ecuador may supplant Colombia and Uruguay to become the continent’s third force behind Brazil and Argentina.

Ones To Watch Midfielder Moisés Caicedo will be familiar to those who follow the English Premier League — his form for Brighton has seen him linked with moves to Liverpool and Chelsea — but the defenders Angelo Preciado and Piero Hincapié are well regarded, too.

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