FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) Ecuador dominated Bolivia 4-0 in a friendly on Saturday, its first match since former coach Reinaldo Rueda’s sacking following a disappointing World Cup campaign.
Christian Noboa opened the scoring in the ninth minute for Ecuador, firing a shot that went off the hands of Bolivia keeper Daniel Vaca and rolled in.
Ecuador made it 2-0 when Juan Cazares curled a shot into the net from 25 yards out in the 33rd minute.
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Enner Valencia and Junior Sornoza added two more goals in the second half.
Sixto Vizuete has replaced Rueda as Ecuador’s interim coach on a short-term contract until January. Ecuador failed to advance from the group stage at the World Cup, beating Honduras but losing to Switzerland and drawing with France.