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FIFA World Cup update: Ecuador badly hurt from a brawl against Mexico

FIFA World Cup update: Ecuador badly hurt from a brawl against Mexico

Ecuador did not only lose all three points to their rivals from a recent friendly, but they also had one player put on a World Cup risk following a potentially severe knee injury. Segundo Castillo was hit hard from a collision with Mexico’s Luis Montes, with the latter receiving the more serious blow. The match ended 3-1 in favor of Mexico, although the victory might have been bittersweet due to one of the players being badly injured. For Ecuador, meanwhile, the defeat was a double murder.

 

Castillo underwent a series of tests and treatment since suffering the disaster in a 50-50 challenge against Montes. But despite the unnatural movement caused by his knee damage in the tackle, the defensive midfielder has the better opportunity to play in Brazil than his Mexican rival. And a chance he did obtain after team coach Reinaldo Rueda has announced him to be still part of the final lineup in the wake of the gruesome incident.

 

Apart from Castillo, Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia also made it to the cut. He will be centerpiece of an attractive 23-man ensemble. The Lago Agrio native hopes to veer away from the moderately spectacular league performance of his club when his country takes on Switzerland, Honduras and France in Group E.

 

Midfielder Edison Mendez, Ecuador’s third most capped player in history, has also been included, as has former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo who is now with the United Arab Emirates club Al Jazira.

 

For more updates, news, and insights into the FIFA World Cup, read blogs by 12BET.

 

Featured Image: Segundo Castillo | Source: futbolizados.com

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