2014 World Cup: Predicting The Final Outcome Of Group E

World Cup 2014: Predicting The Final Outcome Of Group E

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Whilst other teams were cursing the group they had been given, France were a team that received a group they were only too happy to accept. Playing Switzerland, Honduras and Ecuador should be relatively straight forward for the French, although, as history tells us, France do not always hit the heights that you expect of them. If they do, however, then a battle for second place will be the most intriguing story in this group.

4th Place: Honduras

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4th Place: Honduras

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Although many still expect Honduras to exit in the group stage, the draw could have been much worse for them. France are good but unpredictable, Switzerland are not a team that would particularly worry anybody and Ecuador will pose a threat but are beatable nonetheless. Honduras will hope to sneak into second place somehow, but more than likely, fourth place is their destiny.

3rd Place: Ecuador

Ecuador captain Antonio Valencia
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3rd Place: Ecuador

Ecuador captain Antonio Valencia
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The Ecuador team will be fueled by the tragic loss of striker Christian 'Chucho' Benitez, who sadly died in July of 2013. Ecuador have stuttered in the past year since then, with a fragile defense being a contributing factor to that. Ecuador will have high hopes but will probably finish low in third place.

2nd Place: Switzerland

Switzerland captain Gokhan Inler
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2nd Place: Switzerland

Switzerland captain Gokhan Inler
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Switzerland were fortunately made a top seed for the World Cup draw, but they unfortunately then drew France alongside them. Still, France are an inconsistent team, and Ecuador and Honduras will not deter the Swiss too much. They will need to be at their organized best from the first whistle, but if they are, second place should be comfortably attainable.

1st Place: France

Karim Benzema celebrates scoring a goal for France
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1st Place: France

Karim Benzema celebrates scoring a goal for France
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France can be totally unpredictable. They can beat anybody, and they can lose to anybody on any given day. With that said, though, Les Bleus should still easily take first place in this group. They have by far the most quality in their squad, and the weapons they possess in attack should be far too much for their rivals to contain over the course of the group stage.

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