• This will be the first ever international meeting between Switzerland and Ecuador.
  • Switzerland have only conceded one goal in their last seven World Cup games combined.
  • Ottmar Hitzfeld's side were unbeaten in World Cup qualification, winning seven and drawing three of their 10 qualifiers.
  • Ecuador have never drawn a game at a World Cup, winning three and losing four so far.
  • Indeed, la Tri have won all three games in which they have kept a clean sheet in the competition, but lost all four they have conceded in.
  • Felipe Caicedo scored seven goals in nine games in qualification, including one run of scoring in four in a row.
  • La Nati have lost their last four World Cup meetings with South American sides, failing to score in their last three.
  • Despite finishing fourth, Ecuador had more shots than any other team in South American qualification (201). 
  • Reinaldo Rueda's side also made the most crosses in CONMEBOL qualification (396).