France is the official Number One team for Group E, even before winning this match against Ecuador.
On the other hand, if Ecuador can defeat the Les Bleus for this game, they, too can have a slot for the Round of 16 Knockout Stage.
France has one of the best records so far in this 2014 Brazil World Cup. They have the best goal difference scores, as they have won both of their previous games with great fervour and might.
They completely dominated their first game against Honduras at 3-0, while their match against Switzerland resulted in another outstanding win at 2-5. Now this is why most people are now in focus of France’s journey in the World Cup.
Also, their top notch players such as Karim Benzema, Mathieu Valbuena, and Blaise Matuidi are just spectacular on the field. However, Coach Didier Deschamps would most likely save his best players for the next stage, and put into play the newbies. The striker Lioc Remy is rumoured to replace the incredible Benzema.
On the other hand, for Ecuador to qualify for the next stage, they would need to rely on the other teams’ performance as well. They are crossing their fingers that Switzerland would not defeat Honduras with a huge goal difference. But it looks like France is a bigger challenge than this.
Team Coach Reinaldo Rueda is expected to line up Enner Valencia for goal-scoring, Jefferson Montero for wings, and Antonio Valencia for knowledge.
Ecuador have never beaten France, but Valencia scored three goals out of Ecuador’s three points during their two previous games.