It is easy to overlook Ecuador when running the rule over South America's 2014 World Cup challengers. The solid, physical side enjoyed an excellent qualifying campaign—but without a Neymar, a Lionel Messi, a Luis Suarez or a Radamel Falcao, the Tricolor do not have a player of the highest profile to draw attention to their success.
But nobody should underestimate Reinaldo Rueda's team when they kick off in Brazil. Their squad may not be made up of household names, but there is plenty of talent around and, more importantly, the experience and team unity which comes from playing with a settled team for the last four years.
Making their third appearance at a World Cup tournament, Ecuador will not be intimidated by any challenge.