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                                                                     Group E

  GD  Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 8 2 6 7
 Switzerland 3 2 0 1 7 6 1 6
 Ecuador
3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Honduras 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0

 

 Date  Match  Match Report
15 June 2014

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador

Switzerland beat Ecuador in the first game in group E.

Valencia scored for Ecuador with a header in the first half. 

In the second half, substitute Mehmedi made the score 1-1 with a header.

In the last minute, Seferovic scored to secure a dramatic win.

Vocabulary

subsitute -  a player who come on later in the game.

secure - make safe

dramatic - exciting

15 June 2014

France 3-0 Honduras

France's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) is challenged for the ball by Honduras' defender Osman Chavez during the Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre on June 15, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Benzema scored two goals as France beat Honduras three-nil.

His first goal was a penalty after Pogba was fouled.

In the second half, Bensema's shot hit the goalkeeper, Valladares, and went in. The referee used goalline technology to check the ball went over the line.

Benzema scored his second goal after 72 minutes with a hard shot.

Vocabulary
20 June 2014

Switzerland 2-5 France


France easily beat Switzerland in their second game in group E.

They scored three goals in the first half. Giroud scored with a stunning header then Matuidi scored after the goalkeeper made a mistake.

Benzema missed a penalty then Valbuena scored goal number three.

Benzema and Sissoko made it five-nil.

Switzerland scored two late goals through Dzemaili and Xhaka.

Vocabulary

stunning - amazing, very good, fantastic.

20 June 2014

Ecuador 2-1 Honduras

Roger Espinoza Roger Espinoza of Honduras controls the ball  during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Honduras and Ecuador at Arena da Baixada on June 20, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil.

Valencia scored both goals as Ecuador beat Honduras.

Costly lashed in a low shot to put Honduras ahead.

Valencia equalised for Ecuador soon after then scored the winner with a header in the second half.

Vocabulary

lashed in - scored with a hard shot.

equalised - made the scores the same; equal.

the winner - the goal that won the game.

25 June 2014

Honduras 0-3 Switzerland

Honduras' forward Jerry Bengtson (L) misses a chance to score after challenging Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (C) and defender Johan Djourou (R) during the Group E football match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 25, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTALUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images

A hat-trick from Shaqiri saw Switzerland to a three-nil win over Honduras.

Switzerland now play Argentina in the next round.

Shaqiri score two goals in the first half and his third after 71 minutes.

Honduras's best chance was a shot from Bengtson which was stopped on the line by Rodriguez.

Vocabulary

Hat-trick - three goals.

25 June 2014

Ecuador 0-0 France

Frace nearly scored many times but Ecuador frustrated them.

France now meet Nigeria in the last 16.

Ecuador are now eliminated.

Vocabulary

frustrated - stopped them from scoring (and made them a bit angry)

eliminated - out of the World Cup.

12 June