World Cup runner-up Lionel Messi is still in doubt to play against Ecuador in a friendly game which will be played on this Tuesday. Few days ago, the whites and sky blues made a comfortable victory over El Salvador in Landover by 2–0 without Messi. Because of swelling on his right foot, and it remains unclear whether he will have recovered in time for this clash.
Argentina vs Ecuador Time, Telecast Channels
Worldwide telecast channels of this match
Argentina: TyC Sports
Ecuador: Gamavision, TyC Sports International
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, beIN Sports
Cameroon: Super Sport 3 Africa
Canada: beIN Sports Connect
Chile: TyC Sports International
Costa Rica: TyC Sports International
Iran: beIN Sports Connect Arabia
Liberia: Super Sport 3 Africa
Paraguay / Peru / Puerto Rico: TyC International
South Africa: Super Sport Maximo, Super Sport 3
United States: beIN Sports en Espanol, beIN Sports Connect
Zimbabwe: Super Sport 3 Africa
Argentina vs Ecuador Friendly Match Preview
Away side Ecuador went down 1–0 to Javier Hernandez’s winner for Mexico in Los Angeles in last game. That game marked Gustavo Quinteros first game in charge after he took over from interim boss Sixto Vizuete in January.
2014 World Cup golden ball winner missed 2–0 victory over El Salvador. Earlier, he was expected to play, but in the end, the manager felt Messi needs more time for recovery.
So far, 5 head to head games have been played between these two sides. Both of them have won one game and the remaining three were draws. Their last meeting took place on 15th November 2013 that ended with goalless draw. So we can expect a great game from these two South America giants.
The Whites and Sky Blues have record of scoring 4 goals against Ecuador. This is the biggest win of Argentina against their rivals. Victory of 10th June 2009 was the first and last win of Ecuador.
Footballwood predicts: 2–1