Drawing Group E has provided a golden opportunity for the talented but enigmatic French side to go far in World Cup 2014. Their opponents, Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras have little pedigree at this level and France look a good bet to win the group when a relatively easy Second Round match awaits if Group F plays out as expected.
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France had little margin for error when drawn in a five-team qualifying group that included World Cup holders Spain. They showed great spirit to overturn a 2-0 defeat in the Ukraine in their play-off. The French have a solid back line and are blessed with the amazing talent of Franck Ribery while Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud are in great form.
Switzerland will prove difficult to beat and can upset the best of sides, they've taken the scalps of Brazil and Netherlands since defeating Spain in the opening group match in the 2010 World Cup. The Swiss look the best bet for a qualifying spot, although Ecuador may have something to say about that on their own continent. Honduras look below the level required to progress beyond the group stage and it's no surprise bookies rate them almost unbackable not to qualify.
Group E games will be played at Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Salvador, Curitiba, Manaus and Rio de Janeiro.
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