Match reports from Group E Matches played during the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil between Ecuador, France, Honduras and Switzerland.
2014 World Cup Finals - Group E - Fixtures and Results
Sunday, 15th June
Friday, 20th June
Wednesday, 25th June
The top two teams in each group move on to the Knockout Stage.
Monday, 30th June
Tuesday, 1st July
Group E World Cup Squads
1 Maximo Banguera (Barcelona, Ecuador), 12 Adrian Bone (El Nacional), 22 Alexander Dominguez (Liga de Quito).
2 Jorge Guagua (Emelec), 3 Frickson Erazo (Flamengo), 4 Juan Paredes (Barcelona, Ecuador), 18 Oscar Bagui (Emelec), 21 Gabriel Achilier (Emelec).
5 Alex Ibarra (Vitesse Arnhem), 6 Christian Noboa (Dinamo Moscow), 7 Jefferson Montero (Morelia), 8 Edison Mendez (Santa Fe), 10 Walter Ayovi (Pachuca), 14 Oswaldo Minda (CD Chivas, USA), 15 Michael Arroyo (Atlante), 16 Antonio Valencia (Manchester United), 19 Luis Saritama (Barcelona, Ecuador), 20 Fidel Martinez (Tijuana), 23 Carlos Gruezo (Stuttgart).
9 Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul), 11 Felipe Caicedo (Al-Jazira), 13 Enner Valencia (Pachuca), 17 Jaime Ayovi (Tijuana).
1 Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), 16 Stephane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne), 23 Mickael Landreau (Bastia).
2 Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United), 3 Patrice Evra (Manchester United), 4 Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), 5 Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), 13 Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), 15 Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), 17 Lucas Digne (Paris St Germain) 21 Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal).
6 Yohan Cabaye (Paris St Germain), 8 Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille), 12 Antonio Mavuba (Lille), 14 Blaise Matuidi (Paris St Germain), 18 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United), 19 Paul Pogba (Juventus), 22 Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).
7 Remy Cabella (Montpellier), 9 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), 10 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), 11 Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), 20 Loic Remy (QPR).
1 Luis Lopez (Real Espana), 18 Noel Valladares (Olimpia), 22 Donis Escober (Olimpia).
2 Osman Chavez (Qingdao Janoon), 3 Maynor Figueroa (Hull City), 4 Juan Montes (Motagua), 5 Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), 6 Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan Athletic), 21 Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia).
7 Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), 8 Wilson Palacios (Stoke), 9 Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense), 10 Mario Martinez (Real Espana), 12 Edder Delgado (Real Espana), 14 Oscar Garcia (Houston Dynamo), 15 Roger Espinoza (Wigan), 17 Andy Najar (Anderlecht), 19 Luis Garrido (Olimpia), 20 Jorge Claros (Motagua), 23 Marvin Chavez (Colorado Rapids).
11 Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), 13 Carlo Costly (Real Espana), 16 Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad).
1 Diego Benaglio (VfL Wolfsburg), 12 Yann Sommer (FC Basel), 21 Roman Buerki (Grasshoppers).
2 Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), 3 Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo), 4 Philippe Senderos (Valencia), 5 Steve von Bergen (Young Boys), 6 Michael Lang (Grasshoppers), 13 Ricardo Rodriguez (VfL Wolfsburg), 20 Johan Djourou (Hamburg SV), 22 Fabian Schaer (FC Basel).
7 Tranquillo Barnetta (Eintracht Frankfurt), 8 Gokhan Inler (Napoli), 10 Granit Xhaka (Borussia Moenchengladbach), 11 Valon Behrami (Napoli), 14 Valentin Stocker (FC Basel), 15 Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli), 16 Gelson Fernandes (Freiburg), 23 Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich).
9 Haris Seferovic (Real Socieded), 17 Mario Gavranovic (FC Zurich), 18 Admir Mehmedi (Freiburg), 19 Josip Drmic (Nuremberg).
The Road to Rio
World Cup Finals
Uruguay trailed Argentina at half-time (1:2) but replied with three goals in the second half; to win the first ever World Cup Final (4-2) on July 30th, 1930.
Italy were one of the countries who missed out on the vote to host the first World Cup but managed to win the prestigious golden trophy for the home fans.
The third World Cup was held in Europe for a second time, although Germany had annexed Austria, and Spain was in civil turmoil.
Although no cup-final as such, Uruguay and Brazil went into their final game with the winner guaranteed to be champions; a draw would be enough for Brazil.
The fifth World Cup tournament produced a record number of goals, including a 7:5 encounter between Austria and Switzerland in Lausanne.
Brazil presented a 17 year-old Pele to the world; who went on to claim a hat-trick in Brazil's 5:2 semi-final win over France and bag another two in the final.
Czechoslovakia overcame Hungary in the quarter-finals and Yugoslavia in the semis, while Brazil took care of England and the host nation, Chile.
Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, in the final against West Germany, as England triumphed in a thrilling game watched by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
1970 belonged to Pelé, who earned his third World Cup winners' medal when Brazil got their hands on the Jules Rimet Cup.... for keeps.
W. Germany 1974:
Johan Cruyff was the player of the tournament as total football became the buzzword of the day, even though Holland lost to West Germany in the 1974 final.
Holland contested the 1978 World Cup Final, in Argentina, for the second time in a row. As in West Germany, they again finished runners-up; to the hosts.
The Spain 82 World Cup finals increased to 24 teams and the format was changed to have two group stages, with four second-round groups of three.
In 1986, Mexico became the first nation to stage the World Cup Finals for a second time; having only staged the competition sixteen years previously.
In 1990, Italy became the World Cup of stalemates. Both semi-finals were drawn out through penalty kicks. In the final itself, the only goal came from the spot.
Once Team US had played a few games most of the nation began to understand they were hosting the greatest show on earth and how the game was played.
France became the sixth nation to win the World Cup on home soil. Thirty-two teams competed in the 16th World Cup; better known as France 98.
The 17th World Cup, held in Korea and Japan, was the first World Cup finals to be shared by two hosts and the first to be held in Asia.
The 2006 World Cup Finals ran from 9th June to 9th July; the opening match in Munich and the final in Berlin. Munich and Dortmund hosted the semi-finals.
South Africa 2010:
Eighty years after the First World Cup Finals in Uruguay, the world's most prestigious football competition was finally hosted on the African continent.
Five times World Cup Champions, Brazil, get a second chance to hold the prestigious World Cup Finals; 64 years after they last hosted the tournament.
VAR made its World Cup debut and set out to change the course of a game with some crucial rule infringement watching and vital on the spot decisions.
When FIFA executives met in Zurich to decide on who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals, Qatar was probably the biggest surprise to many.
The 2026 FIFA World Cup Finals will be jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The United Bid won the hosting rights ahead of Morocco.
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