Ecuador kick-off their World Cup campaign against Qatar tomorrow afternoon (5pm CET) in the tournament’s opening match.
Gustavo Alfaro chose to only call up one player from La Liga to his squad in the form of Gonzalo Plata from Valladolid. The 22-year-old winger joined Las Albivioletas permanently in the summer of 2022 from Sporting Lisbon after playing with the club in LaLiga 2 last season.
Plata has five goals under his name for Ecuador, with the latest coming against Venezuela in the Copa America last year.
Complete Ecuador World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Moisés Ramírez (Independiente del Valle), Alexander Domínguez (LDU Quito), Hernán Galíndez (SD Aucas).
Defenders: William Pacho (Royal Antwerp), Angelo Preciado (Genk), Diego Palacios (Los Angeles FC), Pervis Estupiñán (Brighton), Piero Hincapié (Bayer Leverkusen), Xavier Arreaga (Seattle Sounders), Félix Torres (Santa Laguna), Robert Arboleda (São Paulo).
Midfielders: Allan Franco (Talleres Córdoba), Jhegson Méndez (Los Angeles FC), Carlos Gruezo (Augsburg), Moisés Caicedo (Brighton), José Cifuentes (Los Angeles FC), Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton), Romario Ibarra (Club Fútbol Pachuca), Gonzalo Plata (Valladolid), Ángel Mena (Club León), Ayrton Preciado (Santos Laguna).
Forwards: Michael Estrada (Cruz Azul), Enner Valencia (Fenerbahçe), Djorkaeff Reasco (Newells Old Boys), Kevin Rodríguez (Imbabura Sporting Club).
GSFN | Tom Cserép