The Ecuador Football Federation have replaced national coach Reinaldo Rueda after the team failed to get out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ group stages. U-20 coach Sixto Vizuete will take charge of the team at least until January, the federation announced.

Ecuador were the first South American team to drop out of the World Cup and federation president Luis Chiriboga had said in recent days that the country's football leadership were not happy. "We expected more from our team," he said.

"Professor Reinaldo Rueda will no longer lead the Ecuador football team," Chriboga said in a statement released announcing that Rueda's contract would not be renewed.

Rueda, a Colombian, has been in charge for four years, having previously coached Honduras. Ecuador lost 2-1 to Switzerland, beat Honduras 2-1 and then drew 0-0 with France in their World Cup Group E matches.