Ecuador overwhelms Paraguay 4-1 in WCup qualifier


QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -Jefferson Moreno scored twice as Ecuador piled on three goals in the second half in a 4-1 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday in South American World Cup qualifying.

Luis Caballero gave Paraguay a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute but Ecuador answered with Felipe Caicedo's header in the 37th. Moreno's pair of goals gave the hosts a 3-1 lead before Christian Benitez rounded off the scoring.

Ecuador improved to 20 points in 10 matches and is among the leaders in continental qualifying with Argentina and Colombia.

Paraguay has only 8 points in 11 matches and is unlikely to advance.

The top four in the group qualify automatically for Brazil, with the fifth-place team going into an intercontinental playoff. Brazil qualifies automatically as host

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