Spain is receiving and upward looks team as Ecuador for a friendly match up, against the Macedonian National team. A FIFA soccer team member since 1994; this is its first attempt for a World Cup tournament since 1998 and getting its first chance in Germany 2006, after a good qualifying campaign.
Both qualified teams, preparing for the 2006 World Cup, will hold a battle on the field May 30th, a first time runner in this kind of event, and a one time participant in Japan Korea 2002, Ecuador.
Ecuador, member of the Commebol Federation, is preparing very hard with several games already played, where the major absentee in the squad was Franklin Salas. Doctors said last month the striker would not recover from a knee operation in time for the tournament. Besides this, the game will reflect a full tactic preview of Germany 2006 first and second roll over teams in action. This is the second consecutive time that Ecuador makes it to a World Cup, so its not the first time they are preparing their crew for an event like this.
Ecuador was a big surprise in South America, getting into the top 4 nations as stipulated in the Commebol league regular basis. They left...