Your Quick Guide To Group E Teams of the FIFA World Cup 2014

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(Last Updated On: May 12, 2014)

FIFA World Cup 2014: Group E

Your Quick Guide To Group E Teams of the FIFA World Cup 2014

Teams:

Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Switzerland

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9 FIFA World Cup Appearances

0 times Champions – Best Quarterfinals of 1934 (Italy), 1938 (France) and 1954 (Switzerland)

8th in Current FIFA Rankings

Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld  

Players to watch out for: Diego Benaglio, Vfl Wolfsburg, Tranquillo Barnetta, Gokhan Inler, Phillippe Senderos, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabian Schar, Granit Xhaka, Valentin Stoker

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Switzerland won their opening games against Slovenia and Albania but then they dropped a few points as well. But then they drew against Norway and Cyprus and won by 2-0 against Iceland. But then in the next game against Iceland they were leading by 4-1 and had to draw the game at 4-4 and in their penultimate game against Norway they secure their place in Brazil by winning the game by 2-0 and their final game against Albania by 2-1.

Ecuador

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2 FIFA World Cup Appearances

0 times Champions – Best Round of 16 in 2006 (Germany)

28th  in Current FIFA Rankings

Coach: Reinaldo Rueda 

Players to watch out for: Antonio Valencia, Christian Noboa, Felipe Caicedo, Jefferson Montero, Edison Mendez, Walter Ayovi, Segundo Castillo.

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Ecuador had one of the most inconsistent paths in the qualifying round. They remained unbeaten in their all games at home except against Argentina, they did not lose it but drew it. But then they could not win games and only could drew the games only. Again at Montevideo they drew against Uruguay but qualified for Brazil on a better goal difference.

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France

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13 FIFA World Cup Appearances

1 times Champions – 1998 (France)

16th in Current FIFA Rankings

Coach: Didier Deschamps 

Players to watch out for: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Eric Abidal, Laurent Koscielny, Raphael Varane, Franck Ribery, Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

France drew their first five games in the qualifying round. Then they lost to Spain at home. On the return tour they drew again against Spain. But at Kiev they bettered Ukraine by 3-0 win made their place in the Brazil.

Honduras

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2 FIFA World Cup Appearances

0 times Champions

30th in Current FIFA Rankings

Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez 

Players to watch out for: Emilio Izaguirre, Noel Valladares, Wilson Palacios, Jerry Bengston

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

In the CONCACAF Honduras topped their group with goal difference to Panama and they thus knocked out Canada and Cuba. By doing this they secured the remaining third slot in the final six team phase where they dropped just four points and won against Mexico after an era.

Your Quick Guide To Group E Teams of the FIFA World Cup 2014
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