Inter Miami CF striker Leonardo Campana has been called up by the Ecuadorian national team for their upcoming Conmebol 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches this month.
La Tri and Campana will first pay a visit to Venezuela on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. ET at the Estadio Monumental de Maturín in Maturín, Venezuela. Then, they will head home to Ecuador to host Chile on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Estadio de Liga Deportiva Universitaria in Quito at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The 23-year-old forward has previously represented Ecuador both at the youth and senior levels. Campana first shined for the country’s U-20 side, leading the team to the CONMEBOL 2019 South American U-20 Championship title as the top scorer in the tournament with six goals in nine games before starting in all seven matches and registering an assist at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup as the team finished third in the tournament. At the senior level, Campana so far has recorded 13 appearances for Ecuador, most recently featuring as a starter in a 1-0 win against Bolivia in a friendly at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey in June.
At the club level, the striker recorded 37 appearances in all competitions in 2023, netting 11 goals and registering four assists in the process, and helped the team win the 2023 Leagues Cup to clinch the First Team’s first official title in Club history. Notably, Campana earned MLS Player of the Matchday honors twice this year (Matchday 10 and Matchday 3) and was named to the MLS Team of the Matchday four times throughout the 2023 regular season.