On Tuesday night, Delfin of Ecuador kick off the 2019 Copa Libertadores when they host Nacional of Paraguay in the qualifying round.
Delfin might draw some inspiration from one of their compatriots; three years ago, Independiente del Valle were in the qualifying round of the Libertadores, also against Paraguayan opposition. And had Guarani scored a last minute penalty, the Ecuadorian side would have made no further progress.
Instead, they went all the way to the final. On the way they eliminated...
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has banned Ecuadorean forward Jose Angulo for four years after he tested positive for cocaine in the 2016 Copa Libertadores final.
CAS upheld FIFA's appeal for a longer sentence after Angulo received a one-year suspension from South American governing body CONMEBOL.
The 22-year-old Angulo, who hails from Ecuador, is banned until July 19, 2020.
CAS said its judging panel found the "facts submitted by the player did not match with the evidence produced by the...
Until just a few years ago, the draw for the Copa Libertadores gave only the vaguest idea of what the tournament was going to look like.
The ceremony was held in November, before the South American championships had been decided. It was not yet clear which teams would be participating -- which made it hard to get excited about the prospect of a clash between Paraguay 2 and Ecuador 1.
Now, the draw is being held later. This year it is taking place on Wednesday -- the day the last ball is kicked in...
Granada are in the process of terminating the contract of summer signing Jose Angulo because of a failed drugs test.
The player had been suspended since Aug. 25, when Granada learned from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) that the Ecuador international striker had tested positive for a banned substance during the Copa Libertadores.
The Spanish club have announced that the player's B sample was also positive.
A statement read: "The CONMEBOL notified to Granada CF that the result...