Hajime Moriyasu has faced criticism for naming a young side for the Copa America but Japan could reach the quarters with a win over Ecuador....
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Fifteen-time champions Uruguay begin their latest bid for Copa America glory with a showdown against out-of-form Ecuador in Belo Horizonte.
Ecuador are looking to emulate the success of Giro d'Italia cycling champion Richard Carapaz and "create surprises" at the Copa America in Brazil, central defender Arturo Mina said on Friday.
A week after his 10-year stay at Manchester United ended, Antonio Valencia was on Monday called up by coach Hernan Dario Gomez to Ecuador's Copa America squad.
The Ecuadorian FA has suspended five players over alleged indiscipline ahead of their World Cup qualifying loss to Argentina.
After two years of qualifiers, the latest round confirmed 23 of the 32 teams who will compete in The 2018 World Cup in Russia. While the likes of Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar will feature for their respective countries, some big names will miss out on next summer's showpiece.
The final round of fixtures in the South American qualification for the next World Cup in summer has come under some dangerous speculation.
Lionel Messi and Argentina's hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup were left hanging in the balance on Thursday after another stalemate on a nail-biting day of South American qualifying action.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of the players at risk of not appearing at the World Cup in Russia next year. We take a look at other top players would could miss out on qualification.
Philippe Coutinho shrugged off his transfer disappointment with a goal as Brazil beat Ecuador to guarantee top spot in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying race on Thursday while Chile and Argentina stumbled once more.
Swansea City's Jefferson Montero will miss Ecuador's World Cup Qualifier against Uruguay on Thursday after he fractured a bone in his hand.
Everton striker Enner Valencia put the seal on a tumultuous week with two goals as Ecuador came from behind to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw with Bolivia in South America's World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
South American champions Chile suffered another jolt to their 2018 World Cup qualification hopes on Wednesday, crashing to a 3-0 defeat against Ecuador to remain outside the qualification places.
Two goals from teenage prodigy Gabriel Jesus fired Brazil to their first ever qualifying victory in Ecuador to reignite the South American giants' 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.
Clint Dempsey struck again as the United States powered through to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario in a stormy 2-0 win over Ecuador that saw both sides finish with 10 men.
Ecuador set up a Copa America Centenario quarter-final showdown with the United States after romping to a comfortable 4-0 win over Haiti.
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