Details of Ecuador's warm-up matches ahead of their 2006 World Cup campaign in Germany.
1 March 2006The visitors employed a conservative game plan with Carlos Tenorio as a lone striker and they succeeded in frustrating the Dutch who scored just once, through Dirk Kuyt.
Holland 1-0 Ecuador
30 March 2006A second successive friendly defeat for Ecuador, with Japan substitute Hisato Sato scoring five minutes from time.
Japan 1-0 Ecuador
25 May 2006Playing with four regulars on the bench, Ecuador held the lead for only three minutes after Segundo Castillo's shot from the edge of the area in the 53rd minute was followed by a left-footed strike from Colombia's Elkin Soto.
Ecuador 1-1 Colombia
East Rutherford, USA
28 May 2006
Ecuador's final warm-up game finished on a worrying note with an injury to striker Carlos Tenorio. Tenorio opened the scoring in the first half before being stretchered off with a leg injury after the break. A Goran Maznov and a penalty from defender Igor Mitreski gave Macedonia the win.
Macedonia 2-1 Ecuador
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