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World Cup Match Preview: Honduras vs. Ecuador (Group E)

World Cup Match Preview: Honduras vs. Ecuador (Group E)

Match Date: 20 June 2014 (local time)

Venue: Curitiba


A bitter loss characterized the results of Honduras and Ecuador’s matches. Demolished by their opponents, the squads eye to step up their game and hopefully, advance to the next stage of the competition.


What happened?



Honduras experienced a severe thrashing from France. Aside from not scoring a single goal, a major mistake paved way for an own goal that increased Les Bleu’s lead. Making their lives even more complicated was the newly introduced goal line technology (GLT), which awarded the second goal to Karim Benzema. Honduras questioned the decision, stressing that it should not be considered, but the animations shown by the GLT did not support their argument.



Ecuador suffered a bitter loss to Switzerland. Just when La Tri thought that they have control when Enner Valencia nailed a shot during the first half, the Swiss took the limelight away from them.


In the dying minutes of the match, Haris Seferovic left footed shot ensured that Switzerland gets the upper hand.



A down the wire match is to be expected from both Ecuador and Honduras. Definitely, these squads shall fight tooth and nail in order to get the upper hand. World Cup odds heavily favor Ecuador with odds pegged at 1.82 and an Asian handicap of 1.


During their last encounter, Honduras and Ecuador were forced to settle for a stalemate. Thus, the possibility that this match might also end in an even steven finish should not be disregarded.



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