Argentina vs. Ecuador: Preview and TV schedule

Paolo Bruno

Argentina and Ecuador face off in a Friendly in New Jersey on Friday evening.

New Jersey hosts a friendly between Argentina and Ecuador on Friday, with both sides having booked their place at next year's World Cup. While Argentina are strong favourites on paper, they're without the injured Lionel Messi, and could only manage a 1-1 draw in their last meeting with Ecuador in June.

Ecuador have been stubborn opponents for the Albiceleste over the past decade, with Argentina having only beaten La Tri thrice in the last eight matches the nations contested. However, without having home advantage, it'll be much more difficult for Ecuador to stifle Alejandro Sabella's outfit, even though the world's best player is unavailable.

Argentina: Sergio Romero; Marcos Rojo, Ezequiel Garay, Federico Fernández, Pablo Zabaleta; Éver Banega, Lucas Biglia; Ángel di María, Sergio Agüero, Ezequiel Lavezzi; Rodrigo Palacio.

Ecuador: Alexander Domínguez; Walter Ayoví, Frickson Erazo, Jorge Guagua, Juan Carlos Paredes; Jefferson Montero, Christian Noboa, Segundo Castillo, Antonio Valencia; Enner Valencia, Felipe Caicedo.

Match Date/Time: Friday, 8 p.m. ET

Venue: MetLife Stadium, New Jersey, United States

TV: beIN Sport USA (U.S. - English), beIN Sport en Español (U.S. - Spanish), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S. and Canada)

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