The main doubt for Ecuador is more likely to be in defense, where the team has no Europe-based players.
That could be a problem in Group E, where France is a heavy favorite and second place will be fought over by Ecuador, Switzerland and Honduras.
Here are five players to watch:
Caicedo, who plays for Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates, is now the main central striker. He has experience playing for Manchester City in the Premier League and with Spanish club Malaga.
Caicedo scored seven goals in nine appearances in South American qualifying.