HALF TIME: France 0 Ecuador 0

It was a relatively slow first half between France and Ecuador in group E stages.

It was a relatively slow first half between France and Ecuador in group E stages. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - It was a relatively slow first half between France and Ecuador in group E stages.

It was a goalless first half and neither side created any particularly clear-cut opportunities.

With Switzerland winning in Manaus, Ecuador need to find goals from somewhere. They need to at least match the Swiss result to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stages.

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