Ecuador vs. France: Highlights from Group E Match

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 25, 2014

Ecuador's Enner Valencia (13) heads the ball towards the goal which is saved by France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the first half during the group E World Cup soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Ecuador face France in Group E, as the Ecuadorians hope to maintain their second position in the group to advance to the knockout stages. 

After a scoreless first half, things heated up a bit in the second. 

First Antoine Griezmann was narrowly denied due to a fantastic save from Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez. 

Dominguez great save denies Griezmann. #FRA #ECU https://t.co/6BOA6pMdvl

— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) June 25, 2014

Then Antonio Valencia was sent off, rightfully, for an extremely reckless challenge against Lucas Digne. 

Antoinio Valencia sent off for 2nd time in four games. #ecu need something special after this challenge. https://t.co/75VRMfRoiT

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) June 25, 2014

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