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Free-scoring France foiled but Ecuador bow out

France could not find a breakthrough during a goalless draw against Ecuador, though they nevertheless topped Group E and progressed to a knockout clash with Nigeria, while the South Americans were eliminated.

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Quotes

“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,” Reinaldo Rueda, Ecuador coach

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18:52
The final whistle sounds.
18:52
90'+W. AYOVI (Ecuador) takes a corner kick.
18:51
90'+VARANE (France) blocks the shot.
18:51
90'+W. AYOVI (Ecuador) sees his effort hit the target.
18:49
90'+DOMINGUEZ (Ecuador) blocks the shot.
18:49
90'+GIROUD (France) sees his effort hit the target.
18:48
90'+GUAGUA (Ecuador) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on GIROUD (France).
18:47
89' CAICEDO (in) comes off the bench to replace NOBOA (out) (Ecuador)
18:46
89'POGBA (France) sees an effort go off target.
18:44
87'DOMINGUEZ (Ecuador) blocks the shot.
18:44
87'REMY (France) sees his effort hit the target.
18:42
85'KOSCIELNY (France) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on E. VALENCIA (Ecuador).
18:41
84'DOMINGUEZ (Ecuador) blocks the shot.
18:41
84'BENZEMA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
18:41
83'MINDA (Ecuador) blocks the shot.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper
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Line-ups

Ecuador
EcuadorECU
France
FranceFRA
(GK)
(GK)(C)
61'
Misses next match if booked
79'
89'
67'
Misses next match if booked 63'
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
82'
(C)Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
63'
Misses next match if booked
61'
89'
67'
82'
79'
Not eligible to play
CoachCoach
Reinaldo RUEDA (COL)Didier DESCHAMPS (FRA)

Match Facts

Rio De Janeiro

On 1 January 1502, the Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos brought his ship into a bay on the Brazilian coast, which is now called Guanabara Bay.

Estadio do Maracana

  • Stadium nameEstadio do Maracana
  • CityRio De Janeiro
  • Year constructed1950
  • Overall capacity74738

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 28° CTemperature
  • 15 m/sWind
  • 48 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Noumandiez DOUE
    Côte d'Ivoire
    Côte d'IvoireCIV
  • Assistant Referee 1: Songuifolo YEO (CIV)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Jean Claude BIRUMUSHAHU (BDI)
  • Fourth official: Bjorn KUIPERS (NED)