After 24 years, Tricolor will once again play a match for this competition at the Canary club’s stadium.
And the Estadio Monumental in Guayaquil, owned by FC Barcelona, will be the stronghold of the Ecuadorean team for its commitment on Thursday, October 7 against Bolivia, in the eleventh date of the qualifying rounds for the World Cup Qatar 2022.
After 24 years, Tricolor will once again play a match for this competition at Monumental, and on that occasion were in contention for a place in France 1998. Prior to playing World Cup qualifiers matches in Italy 1990 and USA 1994 this field also hosted America’s Cup duels The South 1993, the 1995 U-17 World Cup and the Copa Libertadores final twice (1990 and 1998, lost by Barcelona).
The return of the national team to Guayaquil coincides with the October celebrations, marking its 201-year independence. Web page The Ecuadorean Football Federation (FEF), where the Bolivian reception venue has been confirmed.
It also explains that the FIFA Board of Directors, after a meeting with the municipality of Guayaquil, has chosen the huge stadium that will host the 2022 Copa Libertadores final.
La Tre’s last game at this stage was in the main port on 12 October 1997 against the Altiplano team in the qualifying rounds against France. The win was 1-0 and the top scorer was Ariel Graziani, the Ecuadorean Argentine striker, who was playing in Emelec at the time.
The other competitors of Ecuador are Venezuela in Caracas and Colombia in Barranquilla on Sunday 10 and Thursday 14 of the same month, respectively. (Dr)
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