Can Ecuador Hold Off France?

Published June 25, 2014 by OCR Editor

Can Ecuador Hold Off France?

Will France continue their dominance over group E or will Ecuador be up to the task of winning under pressure?

Group E looked like it would be competitive since the first day it was posted and it hasn't let anyone down.  There have been close nail-biting matches and utter blowouts like the France/Switzerland embarrassment.  Before tonight, Ecuador was sitting in second place in the group but looking much stronger and could be the wild card that has the ability to challenge the French and move on to the next round with them.

In their incredibly short history against one another, France defeated Ecuador in the 1 match 2-0.  France is looking like they will be a contender for the finals after the destruction of the Swiss but cannot get to cocky before tonight as the Ecuadorians have many weapons at their disposal.

Tale of the Tape

When weighing in on these teams its crucial to look at the talent on each team.  Les Bleus have been considered the stand out team of the tournament so far and have a real shot at winning it all.  They have a young vibe to them when on the attack led by Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud and Moussa Sissoko.  

After a crazy victory against Honduras in which they were trailing, Ecuador proved that they are a real threat and can play with the best in the world.  Enner Valencia needs to continue to lead the offense (already scored 3 goals) and get past the tough France midfield and defense.

Tonight will give the whole picture as to who advances and who goes home empty handed in Group E.  It's Ecuador vs France tonight at 9:00pm (UK time) to end off a Wild Wednesday of World Cup Soccer live from Brazil.

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