• This will be the second ever meeting between these sides.
  • France won the previous encounter 2-0 in a friendly game in May 2008 in which Bafetimbi Gomis bagged a brace.
  • None of the French players who started this friendly game are in the 2014 World Cup squad.
  • France haven’t lost any of their last six games against South American teams at World Cup (W3 D3).
  • France have scored three or more goals in consecutive World Cup matches for the first time since the 1998 group stages – which was the last time that they lifted the trophy.
  • Karim Benzema has scored six goals in his last four appearances for Les Blues.
  • The Real Madrid striker has played a part in five of France’s eight goals so far (three goals, two assists).
  • Enner Valencia has scored seven times in his last six appearances for Ecuador, scoring at least once in each game.
  • Ecuador have managed eight shots on target at the 2014 World Cup so far and Enner Valencia has attempted half of these (4). He’s attempted six shots at goal, no other Ecuador player has managed more than three.
  • Mathieu Valbuena has created six goalscoring chances for France in their two games so far at the 2014 finals, assisting one goal. He created more goalscoring chances than any other player in Ligue 1 during 2013-14 (90).