Coach Reinaldo Rueda also called up midfielder Fernando Saritama, who has played sparingly in the local league, and Jaime Ayovi of Mexico's Tijuana.
Surprise names in Ecuador squad for WCup warm-up →
At the time, Rueda said Benitez was "irreplaceable" and dedicated World Cup qualification to him.
Ecuador coach Rueda wants to play 7 games at WCup →
Be the first to know