Ecuador's World Cup

Ecuador's World Cup

Suarez bemoans Cole clearance and a 'perfect' free-kick winner

DESPITE seeing his team's World Cup hopes extinguished by a single moment of brilliance by the England captain David Beckham, Ecuador coach Luis Fernando Suarez was proud of the performance of his team.

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Ecuador in Cruz control

IT'S Spa Wars! In the white corner, those English chaps from Baden-Baden. In the yellow corner, not running scared, the Bad Kissingen boys of Ecuador. Settle yourself in a German spa town at this World Cup and you're in fine fettle, it seems. Base yourself down a heavily-patrolled side street next to Hamburg train station, like the Americans, and you're heading home early.

Hibs were my platform to world stage, says De la Cruz

ECUADOR defender Ulises de la Cruz insists his time at Hibs has been the key to his success in Germany this summer.

De la Cruz has his uses as he gives hometown running water

ULISES de la Cruz has spent this week plotting how to stop Wayne Rooney as the Ecuador wing-back prepares for the biggest game of his life against England in Stuttgart tomorrow.

Surprise element key in Latin American tie

COSTA Rica and Ecuador know each other so well - they have met eight times since 1998 - that a tactical surprise could prove significant when the two Latin American countries clash in Hamburg this afternoon.

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