Copa America 2015 begins on June 11, 2015 in Chile and Ecuador are one of the sleepers. They will open with a match against hosts Chile on June 11, and are also in the same group as 22nd in FIFA rankings Mexico.
Ecuador’s Copa America results are as follows:
June 11, 2015 : Chile at Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile ( 2-0 win for Chile )
June 15, 2015 : Bolivia at Estadio Elias Figueroa in Valparaiso, Chile ( 3-2 win for Bolivia )
June 21, 2015 : Mexico at Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua, Chile
( 2-1 win for Ecuador )
Ecuador finished third in Group A of the 2015 Copa America and did not qualify for the knockout round.
Ecuador is still only one of three teams that have never won Copa America:
In 2011, Ecuador was in the “Group of Death” with Brazil, Venezuela, and Paraguay, earning only one point in a draw with Paraguay.
On May 13, 2015, Ecuador named their 30-man lineup for the Copa America:
Goalkeepers : Alexander Domínguez (Liga de Quito); Estaban Dreer (CS Emelec); Azcona Rid (Valley Independent); Maximum Banguera (Barcelona SC)
Defenders : Juan Carlos Paredes (Watford); Frickson Erazo (Guild); Luis Romero (Liga de Quito); Gabriel Achilier (CS Emelec); Jhon Narvaez (CS Emelec); Oscar Bagüi (CS Emelec); Walter Ayovi (Pachuca); Arturo Mina (Valley Independent); Mario Pineida (Valley Independent); Robert Grove (Catholic University)
Midfielders : Cristhian Noboa (PAOK); Antonio Valencia (Manchester United); Renato Ibarra (Vitesse); Pedro Quinonez (CS Emelec); Osbaldo Lastra (CS Emelec); Fidel Martinez (Black Lions); Jonathan Gonzalez (Black Lions); Michael Arroyo (America); Juan Cazares (Banfield); Pedro Larrea (Liga de Loja); Fernando Hidalgo (Liga de Quito)
Forwards : Enner Valencia (West Ham); Jaime Ayovi (Godoy Cruz); Jefferson Montero (Swansea City); Angel Mena (CS Emelec); Miler Bolanos (CS Emelec)