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FIFA World Cup: France want to finish with a flourish today

Rio de Janeiro: France are vowing no let up of their thrilling attacking style as they seek to storm into the Last 16 of the World Cup against Ecuador today.

France's forward Karim Benzema
France's forward Karim Benzema

Didier Deschamps’ side have been one of the revelations of the tournament so far, bagging eight goals in two games to all but seal qualification from Group E.

A draw in today’s game at the Maracana Stadium would be enough to clinch first place and avoid a probable meeting with Argentina in the Last 16. But full-back Mathieu Debuchy says his teammates will aim to finish with a flourish to maintain momentum.

Ecuador vs France

“We need to avoid taking our foot off the gas even if there is not a huge amount at stake,” Debuchy said. “We want to win this match and maintain our positive dynamic in order to prepare well for what is to come.” France’s huge goal difference of plus six also means they could even lose to Ecuador and still win the group.

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