10 interesting stats ahead of France vs Ecuador

0 – Ecuador have never drawn a match at the World Cup. This will be their 10th match in the competition.

5 – All 5 other South American nations have reached the second round of the 2014 World Cup with Ecuador attempting to complete the full set.

6 – France are unbeaten in their last six World Cup matches versus South American opposition, winning 3, drawing 3.

6 – Karim Benzema has scored 6 goals in his last 4 appearances for France.

7 – Enner Valencia has scored 7 goals in his last 6 appearances for Ecuador.

7 – Felipe Caicedo scored 7 goals in 9 qualification matches for Ecuador.

7 – Ecuador are without a clean sheet in their last seven international matches.

9 – Victory for France would give them 9 points in the group stage for only the second time in their history. The previous time they achieved this was the 1998 World Cup in their own country.

25% – France’s wins over Honduras and Switzerland at this World Cup have seen them win two of their last eight World Cup matches outside of Europe.

104 – France have scored 104 goals in the history of the World Cup, going over the century mark in their 5-2 victory over Switzerland. Olivier Giroud scored their 100th goal.