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FIFA World Cup: Hosts Qatar officially knocked out after Netherlands held to 1-1 draw by Ecuador
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FIFA World Cup: Hosts Qatar officially knocked out after Netherlands held to 1-1 draw by Ecuador

Cody Gakpo put the Dutch ahead with a sixth-minute strike before Ecuador, who had beaten Qatar 2-0 in the opening game of the tournament, equalised through Enner Valencia four minutes after halftime.

FIFA World Cup: Fenerbahce shares image of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia with Ronaldo and Messi in famous chess photo
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FIFA World Cup: Fenerbahce shares image of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia with Ronaldo and Messi in famous chess photo

Valencia has become the first player from South America to score each of Ecuador's last five goals in the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup: Ecuador leave out Byron Castillo in last-named squad
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FIFA World Cup: Ecuador leave out Byron Castillo in last-named squad

Alfaro announced his squad on Monday evening, close to the deadline, and did not include defender Byron Castillo despite all the legal troubles Ecuador soccer authorities went through since they qualified in March.

Ecuadorian bioengineer resurrects 400-year-old beer from yeast specimen
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Ecuadorian bioengineer resurrects 400-year-old beer from yeast specimen

Javier Carvajal, who already had experience recovering other yeasts, found out about the ancient Franciscan brewery in Quito while reading specialist beer magazines

FIFA rejects Chile's complaint, Ecuador keeps World Cup spot
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FIFA rejects Chile's complaint, Ecuador keeps World Cup spot

FIFA said its disciplinary committee closed the proceedings in the claim that Ecuador defender Byron Castillo, who played in eight qualifying games, was ineligible.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Chile files legal challenge over Ecuador's place in tournament
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Chile files legal challenge over Ecuador's place in tournament

A World Cup legal dispute flared Thursday with Chile challenging Ecuador’s place at the finals tournament over an alleged ineligible player.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Ecuador, Uruguay qualify for mega event in Qatar, with help from Brazil
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Ecuador, Uruguay qualify for mega event in Qatar, with help from Brazil

Nineteen teams have now qualified for the World Cup in Qatar later this year, with 13 spots still available.

Ecuador landslides kills at least 24: What happened, all that we know so far
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Ecuador landslides kills at least 24: What happened, all that we know so far

Landslides triggered by heavy rain and flooding have killed at least 24 people and injured dozens of others in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

Battle among gangs inside Ecuador's largest prison leaves at least 68 inmates dead, 25 wounded
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Battle among gangs inside Ecuador's largest prison leaves at least 68 inmates dead, 25 wounded

The bloodshed comes less than two months after fighting among gangs killed 119 people at the Litoral Penitentiary, which houses more than 8,000 inmates

Former athletics world medalist Alex Quinonez shot dead in Ecuador
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Former athletics world medalist Alex Quinonez shot dead in Ecuador

Alex Quinonez won bronze in 200 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Obsessed with Assange, Mike Pompeo wanted WikiLeaks founder kidnapped, assassinated or poisoned, claims report
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Obsessed with Assange, Mike Pompeo wanted WikiLeaks founder kidnapped, assassinated or poisoned, claims report

The Yahoo News investigation is based on conversations with more than 30 former US officials

Ecuador prison violence: 116 dead, nearly 80 hurt as inmates clash
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Ecuador prison violence: 116 dead, nearly 80 hurt as inmates clash

The violence at Guayaquil prison complex is the latest in a series of bloody prison clashes that have claimed the lives of nearly 200 inmates in Ecuador so far this year

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick to break Pele record as Argentina rout Bolivia
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick to break Pele record as Argentina rout Bolivia

Messi moved one clear of Pele in the 64th minute with his second of the night, surging into the Bolivian box and playing a one-two with Lautaro Martinez before tucking away a finish from close range.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Argentina cruise past 10-man Venezuela, depleted Brazil stay perfect
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Argentina cruise past 10-man Venezuela, depleted Brazil stay perfect

Argentina travel to Brazil on Sunday in a repeat of July's Copa America final, which they won 1-0 to end a 28-year wait for a major trophy.

New COVID-19 variant 'Mu' a concern as it shows signs of vaccine resistance: WHO
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New COVID-19 variant 'Mu' a concern as it shows signs of vaccine resistance: WHO

WHO warned the variant was becoming increasingly prevalent in Colombia and Ecuador

Copa America 2021: Roberto Firmino, Casemiro score as Brazil secure controversial win over Colombia
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Copa America 2021: Roberto Firmino, Casemiro score as Brazil secure controversial win over Colombia

The 11th-hour win gave the Selecao a perfect nine points from three matches in the South American championships, and extended their current winning streak to 11 matches.

Copa America 2021: Last gasp Ronald Hernandez snatches draw for Venezuela against Ecuador
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Copa America 2021: Last gasp Ronald Hernandez snatches draw for Venezuela against Ecuador

The point left Ecuador bottom of the five team group on one point, with Venezuela a place and a point above them after having played a game more.

Copa America 2021: Edwin Cardona's strike gives Colombia 1-0 win against Ecuador
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Copa America 2021: Edwin Cardona's strike gives Colombia 1-0 win against Ecuador

Colombia share the Group B lead with Brazil, although the tournament host and defending champions are ahead on goal difference.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Richarlison, Neymar score as Brazil beat Ecuador amid off-field crisis
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Richarlison, Neymar score as Brazil beat Ecuador amid off-field crisis

They now lead the round-robin tournament with 15 points, four ahead of second-place Argentina. It appears all but certain that Brazil will qualify for four direct spots for Qatar 2022.

Prison riots in Ecuador leave 62 dead; violence occurred due to fights between rival gangs, say officials
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Prison riots in Ecuador leave 62 dead; violence occurred due to fights between rival gangs, say officials

The country's prisons director Edmundo Moncayo said in a news conference that 800 police offices have been helping to regain control of the facilities