Inner Valencia injury update before Ecuador

Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro has insisted Enner Valencia will be fit to face the Netherlands in their second World Cup group stage match on Friday.

Ecuador and Valencia have qualified their World Cup campaigns to A The dream begins on Sundayas the former Everton and West Ham striker scored twice in the first half to see hosts Qatar.

However, Valencia had some major challenges from the Qatari opposition during the win and were forced off in the 75th minute with a suspected knee injury.

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Alfaro, speaking to the press after Ecuador against Qatar, insisted that the injury was not serious and that his captain would be fit to face the Netherlands: “He was questioned sometimes in Ecuador, but now we can see everything he has given us.

“Enner will play against the Netherlands, there is no doubt about that.”

The news will come as a huge relief to the Ecuadorian fans, who would likely see a clash with talented Dutch side Louis van Gaal to be a potential group-clincher.

Before facing the Netherlands against Ecuador, they will have to play a match with Senegal, which is missing star Sadio Mane due to the injury he suffered while playing for Bayern Munich.

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