Where: the Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
When: Wednesday, June 25, 1700 local (2000 GMT)
Referee: not yet named
France: 1-Hugo Lloris, 2-Mathieu Debuchy, 4-Raphael Varane, 5-Mamadou Sakho, 3-Patrice Evra; 15-Bacary Sagna; 8-Mathieu Valbuena, 14-Blaise Matuidi, 19-Paul Pogba, 10-Karim Benzema; 9-Olivier Giroud.
Ecuador: 22-Alexander Dominguez; 4-Juan Carlos Paredes, 2-Jorge Guagua, 3-Frickson Erazo, 10-Walter Ayovi; 16-Antonio Valencia, 14-Oswaldo Minda, 6-Cristian Noboa, 7-Jefferson Montero; 13-Enner Valencia, 11-Felipe Caicedo.
France need a point to guarantee top spot in Group E and a place in the last 16.
Ecuador, to gurantee a spot in the knockout round for only the second time, need to win and hope Switzerland do not rack up a high-scoring victory over Honduras that could.
Ecuador are appearing at their third World Cup after qualifying in 2002 and 2006.
France scored their 100th World Cup goal when they got their first against Switzerland on Friday. Their tally stands at 104.
Previous meetings: France have played Ecuador once before in May 2008 when France won 2-0 on home soil in Grenoble. (Reporting by William Schomberg; Editing by Ken Ferris)
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