The only question mark on Caicedo will be how he fares on the big stage and the World Cup will be his chance to prove his talents. He’s already proven crucial for Ecuador over the past 12 months and they’re unbeaten in the last 11 matches Caicedo has played, including matches against Brazil and Argentina.
But his biggest test will come later today for Ecuador’s opening World Cup clash with hosts Qatar. On paper, it’s set to be Ecuador’s easiest World Cup test as they also face Senegal and Netherlands in their group.
And plenty of attention will be on Caicedo to see how he handles to test of carrying his country at a World Cup. If he impresses, the 21-year-old could put himself in the shop window with Brighton facing a battle to keep hold of him in the January transfer window.