France Only Needs Draw Against Ecuador To Secure Top Spot In Group E, But Can Match '98 Feat | Fox News

September 23, 2014

"I saw the match between Netherlands and the Australia and there really wasn't much in it. Other teams have been doing well here, not just us." A draw is enough to guarantee top spot for France, and would also send Ecuador through to the next round if Switzerland fails to beat Honduras in the other match. Ecuador and Switzerland have three points each, but Ecuador has a better goal difference although it homepage is likely to face a this link far more severe test against a French attack featuring Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud, who both scored and created goals against the Swiss. "The way to read it is that we're going to have a lot of work," Ecuador center half Frickson Erazo said. France has scored 39 goals in 11 games, including 16 in the past three having thumped Jamaica 8-0 before boarding the plane to Brazil. "They scored eight goals in one match," midfielder Christian Noboa said. "Scoring a goal in a World Cup is difficult, scoring eight gives you a guide to what France are all about." However, France's defense looked shaky late on against the Swiss after center half Mamadou Sakho limped off and Les Bleus conceded two goals in the last 10 minutes. The powerful, direct running of Enner Valencia could cause France problems.

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