However, Alfaro, who took charge last month after the resignation of Jordi Cruyff, refuses to accept that Ecuador will be outsiders to secure a berth in the next edition of football's showpiece tournament.
"This is my duty to know my team's weaknesses since I don't want to waste my time," the Croat added.
Vinicius has so far promised more than he has delivered in terms of assists and goals, and Rodrygo overtook him in the pecking order last season, but with Marco Asensio returning from a knee injury and Eden Hazard looking to find full fitness, there is no shortage of wide attacking threat.
The 2014 World Cup-winning national coach is counting on a new tactical approach as two key factors play a vital role in his plans.
World number one Djokovic was stunningly disqualified after accidently hitting a line judge with a ball during his round of 16 clash with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The International Army Games 2020 ended in a suburb here Saturday, with the Chinese team winning second place in the tank biathlon competition.
"The competitions were postponed due to the coronavirus, and we don't know when we can hold our training camp," Skocic was quoted as saying by Persian Football website.
Elsewhere, Canadian rising star Denis Shapovalov stunned seventh seed David Goffin of Belgium 6-7 (0), 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to make last eight, while Croatia's Borna Coric also advanced.
"It's a very difficult competition as you can see. We followed the coach's guidance to keep the clean sheet. The draw is acceptable for us," said Shenhua midfielder Zhu Baojie.
Looking at the big five European leagues, the Bundesliga is the one with the most goals per game.
The German club was afraid that the striker would have to be quarantined after he returned to Berlin. In consequence they made an official request to PZPN to let Piatek not play against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica on Monday. According to Hertha, the PZPN agreed.