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World Cup: Group E breakdown

Here’s how each team looks heading into the final set of Group E matches on Tuesday.

France in the driver's seat

Karim Benzema has emerged as a leader for France as they look to win Group E. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

Here’s a breakdown of how each team fares heading into the final round of Group E matches on Monday.

France, 1st place, 6 pts

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Ecuador
  • Draw vs. Ecuador
  • Loss vs. Ecuador AND Switzerland draw/loss vs. Honduras AND France maintains goal-differential advantage over Ecuador (+6 for France heading into matches)
  • Loss vs. Ecuador AND Switzerland win vs. Honduras AND France maintains goal-differential advantage over Ecuador (+6 for France heading into matches) and Switzerland (+8 for France heading into matches)

Ecuador, 2nd place, 3 pts

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win/draw vs. France AND Honduras win/draw vs. Switzerland
  • Win vs. France AND Switzerland win vs. Honduras AND Ecuador maintains goal-differential advantage over Switzerland (+2 for Ecuador heading into matches)
  • Loss vs. France AND Switzerland loss vs. Honduras AND Ecuador maintains goal-differential advantage over Switzerland (+2 for Ecuador heading into matches)

Switzerland, 3rd place, 3 pts

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Honduras AND Ecuador draw/loss vs. France
  • Win vs. Honduras AND Ecuador win vs. France AND Switzerland takes goal-differential over Ecuador (+2 for Ecuador heading into matches)
  • Loss vs. Honduras AND Ecuador loss vs. France AND Switzerland takes goal-differential over Ecuador (+2 for Ecuador heading into matches)

Honduras, 4th place, 0 pts

Advances to Round of 16 with…

  • Win vs. Switzerland AND Ecuador loss vs. France AND Honduras takes goal-differential advantage over Ecuador (+4 for Ecuador heading into matches) and Switzerland (+2 for Switzerland heading into matches)

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