clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

World Cup Day Fourteen: Ecuador v. France; Honduras v. Switzerland

France may be all but mathematically though, but second is wide open between Ecuador and Switzerland in Group E.

Adam Pretty
SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

France v. Ecuador
Honduras v. Switzerland
Wednesday, June 25th | 9PM BST/4PM EST
Television Listings | Full Schedule

Group E

Mamadou Sakho and France aren't quite mathematically through yet despite their six points, but with a +6 goal differential edge on Ecuador and +8 on Switzerland, they're all but guaranteed to end group play first in Group E. Ecuador and Switzerland both sit on three points, and both will feel as though a win today will see them through. It might not, though, as if both win there would be three countries on six points, and that means both games will be key in determining who advances.

Switzerland would seem more likely to win their match, but they also have the worst goal differential and some ground to make up on that front. Ecuador, meanwhile, will have a hard time against the high flying French—arguably the tournament's standouts so far. France's goal differential edge may mean they're likely safe, but a result today makes it certain, and there's no reason to think they won't be out for more goals. That all adds up to the potential for a pair of fun, high-scoring matches. And more than a touch of uncertainty, especially for Ecuador and Switzerland.

If you haven't already, join the community on the Liverpool Offside, where we'll have coverage and lively in-game discussion for every match at World Cup 2014.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Liverpool Offside Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Liverpool FC news from Liverpool Offside