La Albiceleste crushed Bolivia 4-1 in the quarterfinals, with captain Lionel Messi scoring a brace…
Argentina and Ecuador will compete in the Copa America 2021 quarterfinals on Sunday at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovico in Goiânia, Brazil.
Lionel Scaloni’s men have won three games in a row since being thwarted to a 1-1 draw by Chile in their opener. With a brace of his own, Lionel Messi took the lead early in Argentina’s 4-1 victory over Bolivia. They also beat Uruguay and Paraguay, both by a score of 1-0.
Ecuador finished fourth in Group B and is yet to win a match in the tournament, but they have put up some tenacious performances en route to the final eight. The most remarkable performance came in their final group game, when they held Brazil to a 1-1 tie.
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In India, here’s how to watch Argentina vs Ecuador.
When does Argentina take against Ecuador?
In India, how to watch TV and live stream
Argentina’s vs. Ecuador’s team news and statistics
When does Argentina’s match against Ecuador begin?
|Game||Argentina vs Ecuador|
|Date||Sunday, July 4|
In India, how to watch Argentina versus Ecuador on TV and live stream
The Copa America 2021 will be shown live in India on Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN). The event will be streamed live on the SonyLIV app.
|TV channels||Online stream|
|Sony Ten 2 SD & HD||SonyLIV, Jio TV|
Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.
|Malayalam & Bengali TV channels||Tamil & Telugu TV channels|
|Sony Six SD & HD||Sony Ten 4 SD & HD|
Argentina against Ecuador: Key stats and team news
Both Cristian Romero and Angel Di Maria are anticipated to play in the match. The backline is anticipated to include Lisandro Martinez and Nicolas Otamendi. Manager Luis Scaloni would have to decide whether Guido Rodriguez or Leandro Paredes should start.
Moises Caicedo, the Brighton midfielder who was stretchered off against Brazil, is a doubt for Ecuador. After scoring a goal against Brazil, Angel Mena could be given a start. After Damian Diaz’s Covid-19 illness, Carlos Gruezo was forced to join the team. After picking up a knock in the previous game, Enner Valencia is also a doubtful starter against Argentina.
Argentina has won 21 of their 36 meetings with Ecuador, with the latter winning five times and ten games ending in a tie.
Argentina won the last meeting between the two teams with a solitary goal scored by Lionel Messi, who has three goals and two assists in the Copa America 2021.
Lionel Messi surpassed India’s talismanic forward Sunil Chhetri’s international goals total with two goals against Bolivia (74). Messi is now third on the list of active men’s international footballers, with 75 goals, behind UAE’s Ali Mabkhout (76). Cristiano Ronaldo leads the list with 109 goals.
Argentina’s 4-1 victory over Bolivia was the first time the team had scored more than two goals in a game in 13 games. The last time they scored more than two goals was against Ecuador in a 6-1 victory.