Ecuador vs Japan : Ecuador vs Japan Copa America 2019 Match Betting Odds, Lines, Spread, Date, Channel & Start Time. Uruguay twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against a young Japan side in the Copa America with the help of two questionable refereeing decisions and will have to wait until their final group game to book their place in the quarterfinals.
== MATCH INFO ==
Copa America – 2019
Team : Ecuador vs Japan
Date : Monday, June 24
Start Time : 7:00 Pm Et
But despite some early close attempts from Uruguay, Japan began to impose themselves on the game and Koji Miyoshi gave them the lead in the 25th minute with a confident finish following a counterattack.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez levelled seven minutes later from the penalty spot after a controversial decision following a VAR review.
The group stage of the 2019 Copa America in Brazil concludes on Monday when Chile take on Uruguay and Japan meet Ecuador.
Chile need only a point to secure top spot in Group C as they won their opening two games, while Uruguay were held to a surprise draw by Japan following an opening victory over Ecuador.
Barring a big swing in goal difference, Japan have little chance of breaking into the top two spots, but a win would put them into the last eight as one of the best third-placed finishers.
Hajime Moriyasu’s side are one of two invited Asian nations competing in the tournament, along with Qatar, and they remain in with a shot of reaching the quarter-finals.
After losing 4-0 to Chile in their opener, Japan bounced back with a well-earned 2-2 draw against Uruguay last time out and can still advance through as one of the two best third-place sides, or potentially in second with an eight-goal swing on Uruguay.
Moriyasu’s decision to use the competition as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics next year by naming a squad made up of under-23 players has not gone down well, however, with the head coaches of Venezuela and Paraguay questioning the Samurai Blue’s involvement.