Ecuador will compete with Bolivia on Tuesday and will be working to secure the last automatic spot in the CONMEBOL (South American Football Confederation) World Cup qualifiers.
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Ecuador currently is in fourth place in the CONMEBOL table, three points shy of third place Chile and five points off the top two Colombia and Argentina each with 26. Ecuador could secure a spot in Brazil should they continue to earn positive results.
The Ecuadorians fell 1-0 away to Colombia last Friday in an encounter that almost got called off due to bad weather. While the Bolivians come into this game after defeating Paraguay 4-0 in Asuncion last Friday.
With three games remaining, Ecuador is two points clear of fifth-place Uruguay and three points behind Chile with a game in hand and will need as many points as they can muster with the Uruguayans making a string push for the automatic bid spot.
However, Gabriel Achilier will be suspended for Ecuador after being sent off in the opening stages of the match against Colombia.
Ecuador has won all of their previous visits in La Paz and have a perfect record in their eight previous meetings with the Bolivians.
In those meetings, Ecuador has scored 20 goals while conceding only six times.
While Ecuador is still in a good position for World Cup qualification, Bolivia find themselves at the bottom of the group with just two wins from their 14 matches.
If Ecuador becomes the first road team in the South American World Cup qualifiers to defeat Bolivia since June 2012, they will be assured of a top five finish.
As of now, Ecuador sits 2 points above fifth-placed Uruguay and five in front of Venezuela with only one automatic spot available.
Kick-off for the match is at 4:00 p.m. ET and can be watched online here.