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15 Things You Need To Know About Ecuador's World Cup Team

The players will have former teammate Christian "Chucho" Benitez in their hearts as they gear up to try to surpass their top 16 finish in 2006.

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10. Christian "Chucho" Benitez, Ecuador's leading scorer in the qualifiers, and a close friend of Valencia died last year suddenly of a heart attack.

Por siempre vas hacer mi hermano este dolor muy fuerte mi hermano pero te queremos

Antonio Valencia@7AntoV

Por siempre vas hacer mi hermano este dolor muy fuerte mi hermano pero te queremos

8:48 AM - 29 Jul 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. Valencia got a tattoo in memory of his friend.

Antonio Valencia heeft nav het recente overlijden van Christian 'Chucho' Benitez (27) een nieuwe tattoo.

Voetbalzone.nl@voetbalzonenl

Antonio Valencia heeft nav het recente overlijden van Christian 'Chucho' Benitez (27) een nieuwe tattoo.

2:39 AM - 11 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. Everyone thinks Switzerland and France will battle for first and second, but Ecuador which rose to 10th in FIFA's rankings last year, thinks it can shock the world like it did in 2006.

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