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Gruezo and Ecuador knocked out of World Cup

Vargas and Switzerland also suffer defeat

First Team 29.11.2022, 18:06

While Carlos Gruezo and Ecuador’s World Cup campaign is over, Ruben Vargas and Switzerland are in control of their own destiny despite a defeat against Brazil.

Carlos Gruezo made his first start at the World Cup in Ecuador’s final group-stage game against Senegal. A draw would have been enough for the South American side to reach the last 16, but Gruezo and his teammates were made to deal with a 2-1 defeat. The midfielder was brought off at half time.

Gruezo’s FCA teammate Ruben Vargas was in action a day earlier as Switzerland took on Brazil. The forward started and played 58 minutes of his side’s second group-stage game, which ended in a victory for the five-time World Champions. Manchester United’s Casemiro scored the only goal of the game seven minutes from full time. Despite the 1-0 defeat, Switzerland can reach the knockout rounds with a victory over Serbia on Friday (2nd December, 20:00 CET).

The third FCA player at the World Cup, Robert Gumny, will be in action on Wednesday (30th November, 20:00 CET) when Poland take on Argentina. A draw would see Poland advance and, depending on the outcome of the Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico game taking place at the same time, even a narrow defeat could be enough for Gumny and his teammates to reach the last 16

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Carlos Gruezo
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