2006 in Ecuadorian football

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Football in Ecuador
Season 2006
2005 Ecuador 2007

The 2006 season was the 84th season of competitive football in Ecuador.

National leagues[edit]

Serie A[edit]

Serie B[edit]

Segunda[edit]

Clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team 2006 Copa Libertadores 2006 Copa Sudamericana
Deportivo Cuenca Eliminated in the First Stage N/A
El Nacional Eliminated in the Second Stage Eliminated in the Round of 16
LDU Quito Eliminated in the Quarterfinals Eliminated in the Preliminary Stage

National team[edit]

Senior team[edit]

The Ecuadorian national team played in eleven international matches: four during the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and seven friendlies.

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Main article: 2006 FIFA World Cup

Ecuador played in their second consecutive FIFA World Cup.

Group Stage[edit]

Ecuador was drawn into Group A along with Costa Rica, hosts Germany, and Poland. After shutout wins against Poland and Costa Rica, Ecuador secured a spot in the Round of 16. Their last match of group play was a loss to the host team, making them the group runner-up.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Ecuador 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
 Poland 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 3 9 −6 0

9 June 2006
21:00 (UTC+2)
Poland  0 – 2  Ecuador
(Report) C. Tenorio Goal 24'
Delgado Goal 80'

15 June 2006
15:00 (UTC+2)
Ecuador  3 – 0  Costa Rica
C. Tenorio Goal 8'
Delgado Goal 54'
Kaviedes Goal 90+2'
(Report)
FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

20 June 2006
16:00 (UTC+2)
Ecuador  0 – 3  Germany
(Report) Klose Goal 4'44'
Podolski Goal 57'
Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance: 72,000
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)
Round of 16[edit]

Ecuador was matched-up against Group B winner, England. Despite a close game, a free-kick goal by English captain David Beckham proved to be the difference in the game and were eliminated. To date, this is the furthest progression in the tournament.

25 June 2006
17:00 (UTC+2)
England  1 – 0  Ecuador
Beckham Goal 60' (Report)

Friendlies[edit]

2006-01-25
Ecuador  1 – 0  Honduras
Caicedo Goal 67'


2006-03-30
Japan  1 – 0  Ecuador
Sato Goal 85'




2006-10-10
Ecuador  1 – 2  Brazil
Borja Goal 22' Fred Goal 44'
Kaká Goal 74'

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