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    Ecuador - France 0:0

    Date Venue / Stadium Time Attendance
    25 June 2014 Rio De Janeiro /Estadio do Maracana 17:00 73749
    Match Officials

    FIFA General Coordinator
    BAFFOE Anthony (GHA)
    Fifth Official
    VAN ROEKEL Sander (NED)
    Referee
    DOUE Noumandiez (CIV)
    Assistant Referee 1
    YEO Songuifolo (CIV)
    Assistant Referee 2
    BIRUMUSHAHU Jean Claude (BDI)
    Fourth Official
    KUIPERS Bjorn (NED)


    Ecuador

    France
    22
    DOMINGUEZ (GK)
    1
    LLORIS (GK)(C)
    2
    GUAGUA
    5
    SAKHO (-61')
    3
    ERAZO
    10
    BENZEMA
    4
    PAREDES
    11
    GRIEZMANN (-79')
    6
    NOBOA (-89')
    14
    MATUIDI (-67')
    7
    MONTERO (-63')
    15
    SAGNA
    10
    W. AYOVI
    17
    DIGNE
    13
    E. VALENCIA
    18
    SISSOKO
    14
    MINDA
    19
    POGBA
    15
    ARROYO (-82')
    21
    KOSCIELNY
    16
    A. VALENCIA (C)
    22
    SCHNEIDERLIN
    Substitutes Substitutes
    1
    BANGUERA (GK)
    16
    RUFFIER (GK)
    12
    BONE (GK)
    23
    LANDREAU (GK)
    5
    IBARRA (+63')
    2
    DEBUCHY
    8
    MENDEZ
    3
    EVRA
    9
    ROJAS
    4
    VARANE (+61')
    11
    CAICEDO (+89')
    7
    CABELLA
    17
    J. AYOVI
    8
    VALBUENA
    18
    BAGUI
    9
    GIROUD (+67')
    19
    SARITAMA
    12
    MAVUBA
    20
    MARTINEZ
    13
    MANGALA
    21
    ACHILIER (+82')
    20
    REMY (+79')
    23
    GRUEZO
    6
    CABAYE
    Coach Coach
    RUEDA Reinaldo (COL) DESCHAMPS Didier (FRA)

    Cautions

    Frickson ERAZO (ECU) 83'

    Sent off

    Antonio VALENCIA (ECU) 50'

    a.e.t.: After extra time (C): Captain PSO: Penalty Shoot-out
    GK: Goalkeeper N: Not eligible to play I: Injured
    Y: Misses next match if booked Pos: Positions A: Absent

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    Free-scoring France foiled but Ecuador bow out

    Goals dried up for free-scoring France in a 0-0 Group E stalemate with ten-man Ecuador, confirming top spot and a knockout tie against Nigeria for Didier Deschamps’ team while the CONMEBOL outfit bowed out of the FIFA World Cup™. The first shot in earnest at the Maracana was dispatched from the boot of Antoine Griezmann, following a close-range exchange with team-mates Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko at the edge of the area, but the Real Sociedad winger’s drive on ten minutes dribbled wide. Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez then scooped in a sweetly-struck volley off the left foot of Sissoko from a similar area. Enner Valencia, three times a scorer at this tournament already, skewed off-target after he raced onto a long ball along the edge of the French penalty area. Midway through a fiercely contested clash, the South Americans’ stopper failed to grasp in a centre from the right flank by the lively Sissoko but the delivery was marginally too strong for Benzema to connect in front of an effective open goal.

    Midfielder Paul Pogba leaped to reach a precise Griezmann corner and the 21-year-old looped a threatening header back towards the net, but Dominguez tipped over with fingertips. At the other end, Enner Valencia produced a prodigious leap on 40 minutes to tower above diminutive full-back Lucas Digne and nod down from Michael Arroyo’s cross – Hugo Lloris required both hands to block low on the goalline. When the two teams returned for the second half, Griezmann was a central figure again and could consider himself hugely unlucky not to strike within two minutes. Bacary Sagna supported the latest Les Bleus attack and clipped an invitation into the middle, where his younger colleague smartly flicked with the outside of his boot; the Ecuador ‘keeper somehow pushed onto the post. The significant size of the task facing Reinaldo Rueda’s charges increased still in the 50th minute when captain Antonio Valencia was shown a straight red card by referee Noumandiez Doue for a challenge on Digne. Hopes were temporarily lifted when La Tri set off on a counter-attack and Enner Valencia waited patiently before releasing Christian Noboa wide to the right. But the No6 fell as he hacked off-target.

    With the game stretching exponentially, teammates were thankful to Noboa for superbly blocking what looked a certain conversion by Pogba, stationed in a central position 20 yards from goal. Next, Benzema dispatched a dream pass into the surge of Blaise Matuidi, only for Dominguez to clutch quickly to the right and keep the score goalless. By definition a defensive midfielder, Morgan Schneiderlin nevertheless felt compelled to volley a bouncing ball when the chance presented itself, but the hit flew over. Far simpler was a four-yard header for Pogba at the back post, picked out with accuracy by Sagna, yet the effort travelled surprisingly the wrong side of goal. Ecuador substitute Alex Ibarra threatened an unlikely breakthrough when he scurried into a dangerous area with pace from the right, only to be denied by Lloris, while Dominguez thwarted Benzema, Olivier Giroud and Loic Remy. The deadlock-breaker never arrived, meaning France are joined by Switzerland in the Round of 16 and Ecuador’s challenge is at an end.

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    Ecuador-France: Quotes

    Reinaldo Rueda, Ecuador coach
    It’s been a very short tournament. We’ve paid for our bad performance against Switzerland at the start, knowing that we were going to be finishing off against France. We tried to play our best football, but my players have had a long season and didn’t arrive at the World Cup in the greatest shape. The matches have been very tight, but we just haven’t been able to tilt them in our favour. Maybe we should have played with a bit more freedom against the Swiss.

    Didier Deschamps, France coach
    We’re in the last 16, which was our objective. It’s going to take more than a draw to stop me from feeling happy about that. I made a lot of changes for this match, but the objective was the same. We did everything we could to score, but you can’t win every match 3-0, and while I know we weren’t quite as effective as we were against Switzerland, Ecuador are a very fine side who have a lot of pace up front. All the same, it’s good that we didn’t concede. I’m overjoyed, thrilled and very satisfied. There’s a whole new competition starting now for us. We’re going to savour the moment and then focus on Nigeria.

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