Reports Socceroos to face Ecuador

South American media outlets are reporting that the Socceroos will face Ecuador in London on March 5 as both countries ramp up preparations for Brazil. 

The president of the Ecuadorian Football Federation, Luis Chiriboga, reportedly confirmed the friendly which is scheduled before La Tricolor face the Netherlands, Mexico and England in May.

Ecuador are making their third appearance at football’s global showpiece and will take on Switzerland, France and Honduras in Group E.

The tiny South American country is currently ranked 23 in the world - 33 places higher than the Socceroos.

An unbeaten home record saw Ecuador seal Conmebol's fourth and final automatic qualification spot for the World Cup behind Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

Uruguay was the South American Football Confederation’s final qualifier by way of an international play-off with Jordan.

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