Antonio Valencia is one of the key players of the national soccer team of Ecuador. And it is natural that the Manchester United player enjoys a deserved place in the list of 30 men pre-selected by Coach Reinaldo Rueda of Ecuador for World Cup 2014 which begins in less than a month.
Engaged in group E of France, Ecuador will also fight against Switzerland and Honduras to exit the group stage.
The 30-man list
Goalkeepers: Maximo Banguera (Barcelona SC ), Alexander Dominguez ( LDU Quito ), Adrian Bone ( El Nacional)
Defenders: Frickson Erazo ( Flamengo ), Jorge Guagua , Jhon Narvaez , Oscar Bagui Gabriel Achilier (all Emelec ), Walter Ayovi (Pachuca ), Juan Carlos Paredes (Barcelona SC ) , Cristian Ramirez ( Fortuna Dusseldorf )
Midfielders: Segundo Castillo (Al- Hilal ), Carlos Gruezo ( VfB Stuttgart) , Renato Ibarra ( Vitesse Arnhem ) , Cristian Noboa (Dinamo Moscow ), Pedro Quinonez ( Emelec ), Luis Saritama (Barcelona SC ), Antonio Valencia ( Manchester United) Edison Mendez ( Independiente Santa Fe) , Fidel Martinez ( Tijuana ) , Oswaldo Minda ( Chivas USA ), Michael Arroyo (Atlante )
Forwards: Felipe Caicedo ( Al Jazeera ) , Jefferson Montero ( Morelia ) , Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul ) , Armando Wila (Universidad Catolica , Ecuador) , Jaime Ayovi ( Tijuana ) Enner Valencia ( Pachuca) , Cristian Penilla (Barcelona SC ) Angel Mena ( Emelec ).