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Ecuador defeated Honduras 2-1 in Group E game


06-21-2014 10:52 BJT

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France beat Switzerland 5-2 in Group E match

France have beat Switzerland to take the lead in Group E. The scoring began in the 17th minute, when striker Olivier Giroud gave France a 1-nil lead with a powerful header. Just one minute later, Blaise Matuidi sent the ball into the low corner. Mathieu Valbuena added another score just before halftime, with a simple tap-in. In the second half, Karim Benzema poked the ball through the legs of Swiss keeper Diego Benagli in the 67th minute for France’s fourth. Another slick move 6 minutes later ended up with Moussa Sissoko firing into the bottom corner. But the Swiss managed to score a consolation in the 81st minute, as substitute Blerim Dzemaili snuck a free kick through the French wall to score one for Switzerland. Granit Xhaka gave the Swiss another point five minutes later. The final score was 5-2 for the French.

Costa Rica beat Italy to advance, England eliminated

Costa Rica upset former champions Italy 1-0 to advance to the World Cup knockout stage. It was only the second time Costa Rica have entered the World Cup knockout phase thanks to captain Bryan Ruiz’s first-half header. The result also eliminated England from the tournament.

Ecuador defeated Honduras 2-1 in Group E game

In another match in Group E, Ecuador defeated Honduras 2-1. In the 31st minute, Honduras took the lead with its first World Cup goal from Carlo Costly. Ecuador forward Enner Valencia equalized three minutes later, tapping in with his left foot from close range. Valencia's second goal came in the 65th minute when he out-jumped the Honduras defense to head home a left-sided free kick from Walter Ayovi.

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