France are in first place in the table, but they’re playing an Ecuador team that is extremely motivated to get a win to advance to the knockout round. France can afford to lose with their six-goal differential as long as it isn’t by a ridiculous margin.
France won’t be taking it easy though.
“We need to avoid taking our foot off the gas even if there is not a huge amount at stake,” France full-back Mathieu Debuchy said, via FIFA.com. “We want to win this match and maintain our positive dynamic in order to prepare well for what is to come.”
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Date: Wednesday, June 25
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET/ (UK – 9:00 p.m. BST)
Venue: Maracanã – Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho
Location: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
TV Info: ESPN2, BBC (UK), Univision (Spanish)
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC, BBC Radio 5 Live (UK)
Live Stream: Watch ESPN / BBC iPlayer (UK) / Univision Deporte en Vivo (Spanish)
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