Watch Ecuador vs. Bolivia live stream free in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers from Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Quito, Ecuador, this Tuesday, October 13, 2015.
Ecuador shocked Argentina in the first round of the World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018, scoring two goals in the last nine minutes of the match last Tuesday. It seemed as if the encounter was going to end in a draw — a respectable result against Argentina playing in Buenos Aires — but then Frickson Erazo and Felipe Caicedo stunned La Albiceleste and the world. Ecuador won 2-0.
Despite having more possession time (60-percent) and six shots on target, Argentina couldn’t get past Ecuador’s pesky defense led by goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez. They were also missing superstar Lionel Messi due to injury, and Sergio Aguero was seen clutching his leg and left the pitch with what is believed to be a hamstring injury in the 19th minute.
When fans watch Ecuador vs. Bolivia live stream free on Tuesday, they will see if Ecuador can score back-to-back victories in this initial phase of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Before the Thursday match against Argentina, newly appointed manager Gustavo Quinteros was harshly criticized for his apparent indecision and poor player choices, but he was vindicated with the decisive and unexpected victory against the 2014 World Cup semifinalists.
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But now it’s time to put the amazing feat of beating Argentina on their home turf behind and focus on Bolivia, which, despite being one of the weakest teams in South America, can create troubles for anyone. After the victory over Argentina, Ecuador’s assistant manager, Luis Suarez, assured EFE that his men will not become complacent.
“The boys will always give everything. The first fifteen minutes overcame us. I think the best of Ecuador was in the second half. Argentina was a tough opponent.
“The boys will always give everything and now the goal is Bolivia and the proposal will be the same — to win.”
If you tune into watch Ecuador vs. Bolivia live stream free, you will see if Bolivia can recover from their 0-2 loss against Uruguay in La Paz. Surprisingly, Bolivia led Uruguay in possession time throughout the match, Football News reported, but was unable to capitalize on any of the seven clear shots on goal they had.
Martin Caceres scored in the 10th minute, followed by Diego Godin, who ended any chances Bolivia had for a second goal for Uruguay in the 69th minute. This was Uruguay’s first victory in the high-altitude Bolivian capital, La Paz — which sits at about 11,975 feet in the Andes mountains — in more than half a century.
Ecuador will have the advantage playing in Quito — which also sits at a challenging elevation of 9,350 feet — in front of the thousands who will come to support their Tri. Fans who watch the Ecuador vs. Bolivia live stream free expect Ecuador’s performance to at least be up to par with what they showed against Argentina.
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When Ecuador and Bolivia faced off during the 2015 Copa America, Bolivia stunned Ecuador with a 3-2 defeat. Ecuador showed better organization on the pitch against Argentina, which puts more pressure to deliver.
Interestingly, the rivalry between the two countries will pale in comparison to the animosity that exists between both head coaches. Ecuador’s manager, Gustavo Quinteros, is a nationalized Bolivian and, together with Julio Cesar Baldivieso, made history when Bolivia qualified for the 1994 World Cup in the U.S.
Watch Ecuador vs. Bolivia live stream free on Tuesday, October 13 here. Kick-off is at 5 p.m. ET.
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