Saudi Arabia vs Ecuador: International Friendly Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

Saudi Arabia are heading into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Venezuela in an international friendly in June, while La Tri got the better of Cape Verde, with a similar scoreline, in the same month.

File photo of Saudi Arabia players during a training session; Credit: Twitter/@SaudiNT_EN
By Sreejith C R | Sep 23, 2022 | 3 Min Read

Two World Cup bound teams Saudi Arabia and Ecuador will face each other in an international friendly at the Estadio Nueva Condomina in Spain on Friday. Both sides earned direct qualification into the group stages of the upcoming global event in Qatar. The Green Falcons managed to secure a top spot finish in the Asian World Cup qualification group, while Ecuador finished fourth in the  South American qualification group consisting of 10 teams. Saudi Arabia are heading into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Venezuela in an international friendly in June, while La Tri got the better of Cape Verde, with a similar scoreline, in the same month. 

Since achieving qualification for the World Cup, Saudi Arabia’s form hasn’t been great, losing two consecutive games against Colombia and Venezuela with a scoreline of 1-0. Despite recording more than 50% of ball possession, Herve Renard’s side struggled to create enough goal-scoring chances and could’t find the back of the net in both the games. In their last outing against Venezuela, Nahuel Ferraresi’s 37th-minute goal separated the two sides at Estadio Nueva Condomina. 

Ecuador, on the other hand, are undefeated in their last four games across all competitions and that includes a 1-1 draw against Argentina in their last World Cup qualification match on March 29. La Tri’s preparations for the global event began with a 1-0 win over Nigeria before playing out a goalless draw against Mexico, and then got the better of Cape Verde, courtesy of Jordy Caicedo’s lone goal from the penalty spot on June 12.

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Probable Lineups

Saudi Arabia winger Fahad Al-Muwallad has recovered from injury and is back in the squad for the upcoming fixtures in September.Firas al-Buraikan is likely to lead the line with Asiri and Al-Ghannam occupying the flanks. As for Ecuador, Fenerbahce forward Enner Valencia is likely to spearhead the attack with Estrada and Ibarra in support. Brighton & Hove Albion  player Moises Caicedo could pull the strings in the midfield.

Saudi Arabia probable starting lineup: Al Owaisi, Al Ghanam, Tambakti, Al bulaihi, Madu, Al Faraj, Al-Muwallad, Al Ghannam, Al Dawsari, Asiri, Al Buraikan

Ecuador probable starting lineup: Dominguez, Castillo, Porozo, Hincapie, Estupiñan, Caicedo, Gruezo, Cifuentes, Ibarra, Estrada, Valencia

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Saudi Arabia vs Ecuador Live Schedule and Fixture

The international friendly match between Saudi Arabia and Ecuador will take place at Estadio Nueva Condomina in Spain on Friday at 11:30 pm IST.

Saudi Arabia vs EcuadorKey details
DateSeptember 23
VenueEstadio Nueva Condomina, Spain
Kickoff time in Spain8:00 pm
Kickoff time in Saudi Arabia9:00 pm
Kickoff time in Ecuador1:00 pm

Where to watch Saudi Arabia vs Ecuador?

The Live coverage of the match will be available on SSC 1, Claro Sports and Marca Claro. 




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