Find out all the information about the live broadcast of Ecuador x Uruguay where to watch, refereeing and lineups. The clash is part of the second round of the South American Qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup. Thus, the duel takes place this Tuesday (12), on the lawn of the Casa Blanca Stadium, in Quito; starting at 6pm (Brasília time).
The Ecuadorians welcome the Uruguayan squad in a duel between two very promising generations in South American football. Below, more information about Ecuador x Uruguay where to watch.
Ecuador x Uruguay where to watch live
In this second round of the South American Qualifiers, the duel between Ecuadorians and Uruguayans will be shown live and exclusively on the channels SportTV (channel closed).
To begin with, the Ecuador did not even advance to the knockout stage at the Qatar World Cup, remaining in the group stage. After that, there was a change of technical direction in the Ecuadorian team, which dismissed Gustavo Alfaro.
The Ecuador squad, now under the command of Felix Sanchez, created a new spirit to win a place in the 2026 World Cup. On the field, they won three of the four friendlies they played in this period of time. In the debut of the Qualifiers, however, they suffered their first important defeat: away from home, they lost 1-0 to Lionel Messi’s Argentina, the current world champion team.
On the other hand, Uruguay shows a similar trajectory to their opponents in this round. They went to the 2022 World Cup, but ended up in the group stage. The demand for changes brought coach Marcelo Bielsa to lead the Uruguayan squad this cycle.
Under the command of “El Loco” Bielsa, Uruguay showed quality and lucidity: they won two friendlies (4-1 in Nicaragua and 2-0 in Cuba) and debuted with a convincing triumph in the qualifiers for the next World Cup. In Montevideo, they beat Chile 3 x 1, and jumped to second place in the table; behind only Brazil, which beat Bolivia 5 x 1 in the debut.
Ecuador x Uruguay where to watch and time:
- Date: 09/12/2023, Tuesday;
- Time: 6pm (Brasília time);
- Location: Casa Blanca Stadium, Quito, Ecuador;
- Where to watch: SportTV.
Probable lineups Ecuador x Uruguay
O Ecuador Felix Sanchez should repeat the team he fielded against Argentina. Despite being defeated, the Ecuadorian squad showed a lot of competitiveness, and put in a lot of work as a visitor. As home team and alongside their fans, the team’s performance could be even better than in their debut.
Probable lineup: Galindez; Hurtado, Torres, Arboleda, Pacho and Estupinan; Cifuentes, Gruezo and Caicedo; Enner Valencia and Plata. Technician: Felix Sanchez.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Uruguay is one of the pleasant surprises at this turn of the cycle in South American football. In fact, expectations were quite positive surrounding the new commander of the Uruguayan national team, and the squad and technical management show success in what they propose on the field. That said, the Uruguayan team must repeat the starting lineup that won the game against Chile.
Probable lineup: Rochet; Nandez, Cáceres, Matías Viña and Piquerez; Valverde, Ugarte and De La Cruz; Pellistri, Darwin Nuñez and Maximiliano Araujo. Technician: Marcelo Bielsa.
Ecuador x Uruguay lineups
Ecuador x Uruguay lineups are released approximately 1 hour before the start of the game.
Referee of the Ecuador x Uruguay game
- Referee: Wilton Pereira Sampaio (BRA);
- Assistant 1: Danilo Simon Manis (BRA);
- Assistant 2: Rafael Alves (BRA);
- Fourth Referee: Bruno Arleu de Araújo (BRA);
- VAR: Daniel Nobre Bins (BRA).