The two day games, dated on 13 and 14 was not good for Ecuador on his path to qualifying for the 2014 Brazil World Cup at one point of reaching the tournament due to its defeat in Lima, Peru and the tie with Argentina in Quito. However, the possibility of entering is intact.
Despite the enormous optimism of Ecuadorians, their selection was not up to the day before, when they scored many goals to Paraguay 4-1 with a convincing soccer techniques, but no one was in doubt that the team has enough face the world.
The great campaign of local undefeated and unbeatable in the altitude of Quito, just faltered against the Argentina leader, but more by luck than anything else, the Argentine players were saved from losing more by fortune than by soccer. That streak at home is what keeps them in third place, with a goal of difference and a strong aspiration to win against Uruguay.
In the worst case scenario, Ecuador could be fourth and directly qualify. Crossing clashes between Chile, Venezuela, Uruguay and Peru will be a real fratricidal struggle in which only two may classify necessarily, one directly and the other to the playoffs. Mathematically Ecuador could stay, but only that mathematically.
The next day, which will face Colombia in Barranquilla and Bolivia in La Paz, it will define, for sure, the predictions of the experts: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile will go straight to the tournament; Venezuela, Uruguay and Peru would have to wait until the end to see who stays with the space, to be defined with an Asian country.