The Ecuadorian team has an advantage by playing at the Olimpico Atahualpa stadium in Quito against _ Paraguay in the round-robin tournament for the South American qualifying rounds, which was established since the _ 1998 France World Cup.
The Tricolor team, that this Thursday will play against the Guaranis on its way to Russia 2018, does not know the defeat at home against the rival. In five matches it has had four victories and one draw -this in the South Africa 2010 process.- It has scored 14 goals and conceded six.
Agustin Delgado, Antonio Valencia, Edison Mendez and Jefferson Montero are tricolors who have scored more goals in these tournaments, each of them have scored twice. Jose Cardozo also scored two goals for the white and red team.