After the first match of the double date in October, corresponding to the third qualifying date for the FIFA World Cup Mexico/United States/Canada 2026, the ten teams that make up the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) are preparing for a new meeting.
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When and Where to Watch Ecuador vs Colombia on TV
Venue: Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, Quito, Ecuador
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Start Time: 7:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm PT
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Ecuador, a team led by the Spanish Félix Sánchez, wants to enter international competition to improve what was done in the last World Cup.
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La Tri managed to achieve an agonizing victory last day against Bolivia with a goal from Kevin Rodríguez in the 96th minute. Currently the team occupies seventh position in the table with three points after two wins and one loss. Let us remember that Ecuador started this competition with a score of -3 points due to a penalty
Their rival Colombia, a team that did not qualify for the last edition of the World Cup in Qatar, has added points in the three games, remains undefeated in these qualifiers and dreams of entering the biggest event in football.
The team led by Néstor Lorenzo beat Venezuela 1-0 on the first day, later tied 0-0 with Chile in Santiago and on the third day they let two points escape with Uruguay in Barranquilla with a penalty converted by Darwin Núñez in the 91st minute for the final 2-2.
With these results, the coffee growers reach the fourth round in third position in the table with five points, three goals for and two against.
The last two times that these teams met in qualifying matches was on November 17, 2020 with a 6-1 victory for Ecuador in Quito and on October 14, 2021 with a 0-0 draw in Barranquilla.
It should be added that for the tournament that will be held in 2026, FIFA will implement a new format that will have 16 more teams than there were in the last edition. As a result of this, quotas increased in several confederations and CONMEBOL will have seven quotas for the World Cup: six directly and one in a playoff.
When and where is the Ecuador vs Colombia match played for the 2026 South American qualifiers?
The Ecuador vs Colombia match for the 2026 South American qualifiers will be played on Tuesday, October 17 at the Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium in Quito at 6:30 p.m. local time. FANATIZ Pay-per-view, PPV.COM and PremiumTV will livestream Ecuador vs Colombia internationally, including the USA and Canada, and price fixed $29.99. But NextMirror offering only $9.99 to watch the rivalry game from anywhere
Possible alignments of Ecuador and Colombia in the 2026 South American Qualifiers
Rafael Santos Borré