Copa America 2024 Group D : Ecuador V/s. Jamaica Match Preview and Lineups

Copa America 2024 Group Stage

25 June, 2024 - Indian Date

Allegiant Stadium



03:30 AM


02:00 AM

Saudi Arabia

1:00 AM


Ecuador[3-1] Jamaica

Predicted Lineups:

Ecuador possible starting lineup: Dominguez; Preciado, Torres, Pacho, Hincapie; Gruezo, M. Caicedo; Minda, Paez, Sarmiento; Rodriguez

Jamaica possible starting lineup: Waite; Bernard, Latibeaudiere, Pinnock; Lembikisa, Decordova-Reid, Anderson, Leigh; Nicholson, Gray; Antonio

Ecuador and Jamaica, both seeking their first points at the 2024 Copa America, will clash in a crucial Group B encounter on Wednesday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Ecuador's Struggles and Resilience

Ecuador, known as La Tri, suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat to Venezuela in their opener. Despite being reduced to 10 men after a VAR red card decision against Felix Sanchez Bas's side just 22 minutes in, they managed to score five minutes before halftime. However, they couldn't hold onto their lead, succumbing to two quick second-half goals. This loss marked the third consecutive Copa America tournament where Ecuador lost their opening match, extending their winless streak in the competition to nine games. Remarkably, it was the first time since October 2021 that Ecuador lost a match after leading at halftime.

Ecuador's recent form includes only three losses in their last 11 matches. Their resilience will be tested as they aim to bounce back from their first defeat to a CONCACAF opponent since June 2019, when they lost 3-2 to Mexico.

Jamaica's Pursuit of Copa America Success

Jamaica, known as the Reggae Boyz, also lost narrowly in their opener, falling 1-0 to Mexico. Despite having a Michail Antonio goal disallowed by VAR for offside, Jamaica displayed their potential. An impressive volley from Gerardo Arteaga gave Mexico the win, ending Jamaica's three-match winning streak.

The Reggae Boyz are still searching for their first-ever victory at the Copa America. In seven all-time matches in this tournament, they have yet to score a goal or collect a single point. However, Jamaica has shown defensive solidity in 2024, not conceding in the first half of any of their seven matches so far, although they have been outscored 6-2 in the second half during this span.

Historical Context and Head-to-Head

This match will be the fifth meeting between Ecuador and Jamaica on the international stage. Ecuador has dominated these encounters, winning four out of five, with the only exception being a 0-0 draw in a 2009 friendly at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

Key Players and Strategies

Ecuador will rely on their strong defensive and midfield units, despite the potential absence of a key player due to the red card. Their ability to control the game and convert chances will be crucial. Meanwhile, Jamaica will look to Michail Antonio and other attacking players to break their Copa America goal drought and capitalize on counter-attacks.


Both teams are under pressure to secure a win to stay in contention for the knockout stages. Ecuador will aim to overcome their numerical disadvantage from the previous game and leverage their historical dominance over Jamaica. On the other hand, Jamaica will seek to make history by earning their first Copa America points and scoring their first goal in the tournament. The outcome will depend on each team's ability to execute their game plan and manage the high stakes of this pivotal match.

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