Tag: Ecuador

The 200% World Cup: The Group E Final Round – Live!

Not long to go now in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup now, and this evening sees Group E reach its conclusion. France have been one of the most impressive teams in this competition over the two matches that they have played so far and they are already more or less through to its knockout stages. They play Ecuador, who are in second place in the group as kick-off approaches. If France win or draw their match, it all comes down to Switzerland and how they get on in their game against Honduras, who can only qualify...

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The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 9 – Switzerland: The 6th Best Team In The World

In the first place, there was a common acceptance in England that defeat at the hands of Uruguay on Thursday night equalled a de facto elimination from the World Cup finals for England, but over the following twelve hours, a new narrative started to be written. Ignoring the evidence of their own eyes from last weekend, some journalists attempted to persuade us that Costa Rica might be terrible after all and that Italy would lay them to waste and put England right back into contention in time for the final found of group matches in Brazil. By seven o’clock...

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The 200% World Cup: Honduras vs Ecuador Live!

It’s up for grabs, now. This evening’s match between France and Switzerland is unlikely to beaten for absolute, utter insanity, but this was a result which did both Honduras and Ecuador a favour. Switzerland dropping points and conceding goals was exactly what those two nations needed. So, can these two teams come anywhere near to matching the madness that France and Switzerland managed? Join Mark Murphy and Terry Duffelen at eleven to find out! You can follow Mark on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Terry on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by...

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The 200% World Cup: World Cup Breakfast, Day 4 – We Need To Talk About Jonathan

You kind of got the feeling that last night’s match between France and Honduras might have a chaotic air to it when, for the first time that I can remember, they failed to play the national anthems before the match. That, however, was just the start of it. Reservations had been expressed on the subject of the, ahem, more forthright aspect of the Honduras game prior to kick-off, and they certainly didn’t disappoint on that level with Wilson Palacios sent off for two yellow cards before half-time when he might easily have been sent off for the foul that...

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The 200% World Cup: Switzerland vs Ecuador Live

Switzerland are one of the returning teams who also played in the 1950 finals. In fact, this will be their ninth World Cup appearance, and their third in succession. Outstanding during qualification, finishing their group undefeated, the Swiss are more than capable of hitting the ground running. They are currently ranked eighth in the FIFA rankings and many expect them to progress from this groups stage. In the build up to this tournament they grabbed victories against Peru and Jamaica without conceding a goal. Their coach Ottmar Hitzfeld will be retiring after these finals but has had a pretty...

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