Brazil upset in Ecuador, loses top spot
Ecuador upset Brazil 1-0 Wednesday to send
the World Cup champions to their first loss in qualifying for the 2006
tournament, and it cost them the top spot in South America.
At Quito, Edison Mendez beat goalkeeper Dida in the 77th minute to lead
Ecuador (5-5-1), which is fourth in South American qualifying. Brazil
(5-1-5) also lost 1-0 at Ecuador in qualifying for the 2002 tournament.