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Argentina take on Ecuador this week

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TheFIFA World Cup qualifiersare back in action with another round of matches this week asArgentinatake onEcuadoron Tuesday. Argentina have been in impressive form over the past year and are the favourites to win this game.

Ecuador are in third place in the qualification table and have exceeded expectations in recent months. The Ecuadorians suffered a 3-1 defeat against Paraguay last week and will need to bounce back in this fixture.

Argentina, on the other hand, are in second place in the standings and have been exceptional under Lionel Scaloni. The Albicelestes eased pastVenezuelaby a 3-0 margin in their previous game and will be confident ahead of this match.

On this day in 2009, Lionel Messi wore the number 10 shirt for the Argentina national team for the first time. It was a 4-0 win vs. Venezuela in the World Cup qualifiers.

On this day in 2009, Lionel Messi wore the number 10 shirt for the Argentina national team for the first time. It was a 4-0 win vs. Venezuela in the World Cup qualifiers.

Argentina have an impressive record against Ecuador and have won 22 out of 37 matches played between the two teams. Ecuador have managed five victories against Argentina and will look to cut the deficit this week.

The previous meeting between the two South American sides took place in the Copa del Rey last year and ended in a 3-0 victory for Argentina. Ecuador were outplayed on the day and have a point to prove in this fixture.

Alexander Dominguez is injured at the moment and will not be able to feature in this game. Ecuador are unlikely to make drastic changes to their team against Argentina.

Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovani Lo Celso, and Cristian Romero are suspended and have been ruled out of this fixture. Lautaro Martinez has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unavailable for selection.

Injured:Paulo Dybala, Marcos Acuna, Lisandro Martinez, Alejandro Gomez

Suspended:Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero

Ecuador Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):Hernan Galindez; Ayrton Preciado, Felix Torres, Piero Hincapie, Pervis Estupinan; Carlos Gruezo, Edison Mendez; Erick Castillo, Angel Mena, Joao Rojas; Enner Valencia

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni: The feeling of playing a World Cup is unique. I dont think it can be compared to anything else. To anyone who has the opportunity to play in one, I would say enjoy it.

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni: The feeling of playing a World Cup is unique. I dont think it can be compared to anything else. To anyone who has the opportunity to play in one, I would say enjoy it.

Argentina Predicted XI (4-3-3):Franco Armani; Nahuel Molina, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzella, Nicolas Tagliafico; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Leandro Paredes; Lionel Messi, Angel Correa, Angel Di Maria

Argentina will have to do without a fair share of important players this weekend and will want to make a statement of intent. The likes of Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria have endured underwhelming club campaigns and will want to extend Argentinas stunning unbeaten streak this week.

Ecuador can pack a punch on their day and are perfectly capable of holding their ground against South Americas giants. Argentina are the better team on paper, however, and hold the upper hand going into this game.

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