Ecuador to play in 2022 football World Cup after FIFA dismisses Chile's complaint

Ecuador will play in the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar after FIFA on Friday dismissed Chile's claims that they had fielded an ineligible player in the qualifiers.

published on : 11th June 2022

Chile files legal challenge over Ecuador's World Cup place

The Chilean soccer federation asked FIFA to investigate its claim that Ecuador player Byron Castillo is actually Colombian and not entitled to have played in qualifying games.

published on : 6th May 2022

Ecuador declares state of emergency in three provinces over drug violence

Drug trafficking in Ecuador has led to an increase in crime, which has left 1,255 people dead since the start of the year, according to official figures. 

published on : 30th April 2022

Ecuador, Uruguay book their places for World Cup in Qatar

Ecuador and Uruguay reached 25 points on the table and can no longer be overtaken by other teams. Brazil and Argentina had earlier secured two of the region's direct spots.

published on : 25th March 2022

Ecuador draws Brazil and nears FIFA World Cup; Argentina sinks Chile

Chile, once a force in the region, saw its chances shrink dramatically after a 2-1 home loss to second-place Argentina.

published on : 28th January 2022

Battle among Ecuador prison gangs kills at least 68 inmates

The bloodshed came less than two months after fighting among gangs killed 119 people at the prison, which houses more than 8,000 inmates.

published on : 14th November 2021

Ecuador battle between prison gangs leaves at least 58 dead

The fighting lasted for almost eight hours in the lockup in the coastal city of Guayaquil and authorities attributed the fighting to prison gangs linked to international drug cartels.

published on : 13th November 2021

Olympic sprinter Alex Quiñónez fatally shot in Ecuador

Quiñónez, who was 32, became a national hero in 2012 when he reached the 200-metre final at the London Games, finishing seventh in a race won by Usain Bolt.

published on : 24th October 2021

Ecuador declares prison emergency after 116 killed in riot

President Guillermo Lasso decreed a state of emergency Wednesday, which will give the government powers that include deploying police and soldiers inside prisons.

published on : 30th September 2021

Gang clash at Ecuador prison kills 30 inmates and injures 47

Police Commander Fabian Bustos told reporters that a police and military operation had regained control of the prison after five hours.

published on : 29th September 2021

Lionel Messi hat-trick against Ecuador fires Argentina into 2018 FIFA World Cup

Messi single-handedly rescued Argentina's World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito.

published on : 11th October 2017

Ecuador presidential election: Ruling-party candidate Moreno declared winner

With more than 94 percent of voting acts counted Moreno won 51 percent of the votes to 49 percent for conservative banker Guillermo Lasso.

published on : 3rd April 2017