By Alan Duffy
Ecuador 0-0 France – World Cup Group F – 25th June 2014
France topped Group E despite playing out a goalless draw with Ecuador on Wednesday night.
Any chance Ecuador had of securing the win they needed to qualify for the last 16 were scuppered by the sending-off of Antonio Valencia on 50 minutes. The Man Utd winger saw red for a bad challenge on Lucas Digne but despite having a man advantage, a much-changed French XI couldn’t find a goal, with Paul Pogba going closest.
France now face Nigeria in the last 16 while Ecuador go home.