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Ecuador already thinking about coach for 2022 World Cup, says federation

IANS  |  Guayaquil (Ecuador) 

The Ecuadorian Federation (FEF) plans to make a choice in August on a new for in Qatar, the federation's Carlos Villacis, said.

"Starting the first week in August, after in Russia, the new and all his staff will be with us to start preparing the team for the next six dates in September, October and November," Villacis said following the FEF's weekly meeting on Tuesday night, reports

Villacis said that after the matches, "the preparations will begin for next year's America in "

"The big push is starting for Ecuador's national team and you can be sure that we're going to be in Qatar, we're monitoring our players very closely, looking at the under-20 team currently coached by Jorge Celico," the said.

qualified for in and in 2002, in and in under Colombian coaches Hernan Dario "Bolillo" Gomez, and Reinaldo Rueda, respectively.

Gomez is one of the options being considered by the and has confirmed that he has spoken with federation officials.

Former Argentine Edgardo Bauza, who led Liga de to a Libertadores title in 2008, told reporters this week that he planned to meet with representatives to discuss taking the national team's helm.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 15:26 IST