Brazil 2014: Ecuador, the revelation in FIFA ranking
Ecuador occupies the number position 10 of the FIFA Ranking. This season, the Ecuadorians have reached the top ten of the best national teams in the world, reaching the best classification in their history. The Ecuadorians have ousted teams as powerful as France, Uruguay, Russia or Brazil that is located 9 positions lower than the Ecuadorian team.
Only two South American teams are above Ecuador. Argentina, which occupies third place and Colombia, another booming team that is located in sixth place. The Ecuadorian team thus confirms the growth of an excellent group of players.
Possibly two players are the ones who stand out the most within the group, Luis Valencia player of Manchester United and Felipe Caicedo formerly of Manchester City and Levante among others and now player of Lokomotiv Moscow. But Ecuador has other interesting players.
CSKA Moscow midfielder Cristian Noboa or the fast and skilled former Villarreal winger, Levante and Betis, Jefferson Montero are other well-known players in a group whose bulk is made up of players who play in the Ecuadorian League..
His arrival at 10 best national teams in the world comes after a series of brilliant results where the victories over Colombia stand out, Chile and Paraguay or the tie achieved in Uruguay during the qualifying phase for the World Cup 2014 as well as the victory over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in a friendly.
Furthermore, their qualification for the Brazilian World Cup is on track as they are in second position in the South American group.. If the Ecuadorians manage to reach the World Cup in Brazil as it seems, It will be the third participation in a World Cup after the participation in Korea and Japan in 2002 and Germany 2006.