In 2002 Ecuador played in their first World Cup, unbelievably it was their first time playing out of South America.
So the experience was more about learning, but currently Ecuador still
have alot to learn as they lost to Poland very easily in tough conditions.
One of Ecuadors advantage is that in their Stadium they play at high alititude, this affects players in that they are unable to breathe naturally.
With these conditions they defeated Brazil and Argentina to finish 3rd in their group.