Ecuador vs Argentina

Ecuador vs Argentina is a matchup between two South American national soccer teams with rich footballing histories. While Argentina is widely regarded as one of the most successful and prestigious teams in world soccer, Ecuador has been steadily improving its standing in recent years. These two nations frequently face each other in various competitions, including World Cup qualifiers and Copa América tournaments, making their encounters highly anticipated events in South American soccer. See Portugal vs Slovenia

Here’s the comparison table between Ecuador and Argentina

FIFA Ranking (as of April 2024)32nd1st
World Cup appearances418
World Cup titles03 (1978, 1986, 2022)
Copa América titles015
NicknameLa TriLa Albiceleste
Home stadiumEstadio Rodrigo Paz DelgadoEstadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti
First international match19381901
Most capped playerIván Hurtado (168 caps)Lionel Messi (176 caps)
All-time top scorerEnner Valencia (41 goals)Lionel Messi (106 goals)
Current captainEnner ValenciaLionel Messi
Current head coachFélix Sánchez BasLionel Scaloni
Highest FIFA ranking10th (2013)1st (multiple times)
Lowest FIFA ranking71st (2001)20th (1990)
Olympic gold medals02 (2004, 2008)
FIFA Confederations Cup titles01 (1992)
FIFA U-20 World Cup titles06
FIFA U-17 World Cup titles00
Most World Cup goalsAgustín Delgado (3)Gabriel Batistuta (10)
Biggest win6-0 vs Peru (1975)12-0 vs Ecuador (1942)
Biggest defeat0-12 vs Argentina (1942)1-6 vs Czechoslovakia (1958)
First World Cup qualification20021930 (invited)
Most recent World Cup appearance20222022
Best World Cup finishRound of 16 (2006)Champions (1978, 1986, 2022)
Best Copa América finish4th place (1959, 1993)Champions (15 times)
FIFA Fair Play Award01 (2014)
Ballon d’Or winners07 (all by Lionel Messi)
FIFA World Player of the Year/The Best FIFA Men’s Player winners08 (7 by Lionel Messi, 1 by Diego Maradona)

The data in this comparison table is based on information available up to April 2024. Soccer statistics and rankings can change frequently, so it’s always a good idea to check the most recent official sources for the most up-to-date information.