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  • Willian strike gives Brazil victory over Ecuador September 10, 2014

    Brazil beat Ecuador 10 in an international friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday with a first half goal from Willian enough to give coach Dunga his second successive victory. The goal came on the half hour from a wellrehearsed free kick. Oscar hit a short pass to Neymar who lifted a...
  • Ecuador to launch the world's first governmentissued digital currency August 29, 2014

    Quito: Ecuador is planning to create the world's first governmentissued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the US dollar, which the government cannot control. The virtual currency, which Central Bank officials say they expect will start circulating in December, does...
  • Ecuador sack World Cup coach Rueda, hand reins to Vizuete July 23, 2014

    Ecuador have sacked World Cup coach Reinaldo Rueda following the team's failure to progress beyond the group stage in Brazil. "Professor Reinaldo Rueda will go no further with the national football team," Ecuadorean Football Federation (FEF) president Luis Chiriboga said. Colombian Rueda, who had also been to the 2010 World Cup finals...
  • Ecuador striker Enner Valencia joins West Ham on fiveyear deal July 18, 2014

    Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee from Mexican side Pachuca, the Premier League club said. The 25yearold has signed a fiveyear contract at Upton Park and the deal is subject to a successful work permit hearing, West Ham said on their website (www.whufc.com). No fee...
  • World Cup 2014: France top Group E after Ecuador draw, play Nigeria in Round of 16 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: France drew 00 with 10man Ecuador to advance to the second round of the World Cup on Wednesday, while the South Americans will be going home from the tournament. In the other final Group E game, Switzerland defeated 30 Honduras to finish in second place and join France...
  • As it happened: Honduras vs Switzerland, Ecuador vs France June 26, 2014

    Catch all the LIVE updates from both the Group E matches as Honduras take on Switzerland whereas Ecuador face France. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Exactly four years after their last World Cup meeting, Switzerland and Honduras will face each other under almost identical circumstances. If France beat Ecuador in...
  • World Cup 2014: France look to repeat 1998 feat with three group wins June 24, 2014

    If France beat Ecuador in Wednesday's Group E match, it will be the first time they have won all three group games in a major competition since 1998 the year they went on to win the World Cup. This kind of talk worries France coach Didier Deschamps, who captained the...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #HON versus #ECU June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Enner Valencia struck twice to give Ecuador a 21 World Cup win over Honduras on Friday and raise their hopes of making the last 16, leaving the Hondurans with only a first finals goal since 1982 as consolation. While the match was on, the world was also simultaneously tweeting,...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Honduras vs Ecuador June 21, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group E encounter between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) When Ecuador and Honduras meet at the Arena da Baixada, there's every chance they will play in the knowledge that defeat will end...
  • WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange marks 2nd year in Ecuador's embassy June 20, 2014

    London: The gathering at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London has the feel of something which may become an annual fixture. For the second time in as many years, journalists were invited on Thursday to the embassy to mark the anniversary of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange's stay there a bid to escape...
  • World Cup 2014: Ecuador, Honduras meet in a mustwin game June 19, 2014

    When Ecuador and Honduras meet at the Arena da Baixada on Friday, there's every chance they will play in the knowledge that defeat will end all hope of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup. The two teams face each other in the southern city of Curitiba soon after...
  • The Beautiful Game: Second half substitutions key in Switzerland's win June 16, 2014

    A goal deep in stoppagetime by Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a dramatic 21 victory over Ecuador in their Group E opener. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Seferovic's latestrike seals Switzerland win over Ecuador June 15, 2014

    Brasilia: A goal deep in stoppagetime by Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland a dramatic 21 victory over Ecuador in their Group E opener at the World Cup on Sunday. A lowquality match looked destined to end in a draw until substitute Seferovic fired home the winner from close range in the...
  • World Cup 2014: France gear up for Honduras test June 15, 2014

    CNNIBN's panel of experts discusses England's loss to Italy last night, upcoming Group E encounters and Argentina's opening match against Bosnia. ...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Switzerland vs Ecuador June 15, 2014

    Switzerland have improved since the last World Cup in 2010 and are confident they can reach the last 16 as one of two qualifiers from Group E. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening game against Ecuador, the experienced Hitzfeld said an injection of youth and creativity allied with traditional Swiss defensive solidity...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day four June 15, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: France are preparing for their first World Cup match since leaving South Africa in disgrace four years ago following a player strike and a groupstage exit. Didier Deschamps' inexperienced squad needs to perform on the sport's biggest stage to win back supporters and is expected to beat Honduras...
  • World Cup 2014: Switzerland upbeat ahead of first game against Ecuador June 15, 2014

    Switzerland have improved since the last World Cup in 2010 and are confident they can reach the last 16 as one of two qualifiers from Group E, coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening game against Ecuador, the experienced Hitzfeld said an injection of youth and creativity...
  • World Cup 2014: Lichtsteiner could have wings clipped by pacey Ecuador June 14, 2014

    Stephan Lichtsteiner, whose marauding runs down right flank for Switzerland have earned him the nickname Forrest Gump, may find his style cramped by Ecuador's pacey wingers in Sunday's World Cup match. The Swiss right back, one of his team's most potent attacking weapons, could find himself bogged down with lessfavoured defensive...
  • Ecuador president expects 'big role' from team in World Cup June 7, 2014

    Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa said that he expects the national football team to play "a big role" in the FIFA World Cup 2014. According to the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF), "La Tricolor" will travel June 9 to Brazil and play against Switzerland June 15, reports Xinhua. Ecuador will also face Honduras and...
  • Rooney ends goal drought as England, Ecuador draw June 5, 2014

    Rarely has tapping in a goal provided such relief for Wayne Rooney. With pressure building after a fourgame England goal drought, the striker bundled the ball over the line from close range against Ecuador on Wednesday for a goal that lacked finesse or power but was a timely confidence boost ahead...
  • Belgium face Colombia in a friendly November 13, 2013

    Belgium and Colombia are not usually considered heavyweights in world football yet their meeting on Thursday is arguably the most attractive of the friendlies being played this week. Both teams qualified for the World Cup in style, sit proudly in the top five of the FIFA world rankings and will be...
  • Davis Cup: Switzerland beat Ecuador 3-0 September 14, 2013

    Neuchatel, Switzerland: Switzerland retained their Davis Cup world group status on Saturday, winning the doubles rubber against Ecuador to take a decisive 3-0 lead in their relegation playoff. Stanislas Wawrinka and Michael Lammer completed a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 6-4 victory against Emilio Gomez and Roberto Quiroz on an indoor...
  • Ecuador striker Christian Benitez dies in Qatar July 29, 2013

    Doha, Qatar: Ecuador striker Christian Benitez died on Monday, a day after playing in a match for Qatari club El Jaish, the team said. The club said the 27yearold Benitez, who moved from Mexican club America to play in Qatar this year, died on Monday but provided no further details. "The club...
  • Snowden violated US norms by making classified documents public: Nancy Powell July 1, 2013

    US Ambassador Nancy Powell tells CNNIBN's Suhasini Haidar Edward Snowden violated US norms by making classified documents public. Snowden is still waiting for asylum to Ecuador even as the US has charged him with espionage. ...
  • Snowden's fate is in the hands of Russia: Ecuador July 1, 2013

    Portoviejo: Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Sunday the fate of former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is in the hands of the authorities in Russia, where he is holed up in hope of obtaining asylum in the South American nation. Correa said his government cannot begin considering asylum for...
  • Ecuador denies temporary travel documet to Edward Snowden June 27, 2013

    Ecuador denies giving Edward Snowden a temporary travel document, even as Russia continues to defy the United States, refusing to hand over the whistleblower, who's somewhere in Moscow airport's transit zone. Snowden is facing charges of espionage in the US. ...
  • Ecuador says decision on Snowden's asylum could take months June 27, 2013

    Moscow: A former US spy agency contractor facing charges of espionage remained in hiding at a Moscow airport on Wednesday while the prospect grew of a protracted wrangle over his fate. Ecuador, where Edward Snowden has requested asylum, said a decision could take months and asked Washington to argue its...
  • No sign of Snowden on flight to Cuba for which he was booked June 24, 2013

    Moscow: A plane took off from Moscow on Monday headed for Cuba, but the seat booked by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was empty and there was no sign of him elsewhere on board. An Aeroflot representative who wouldn't give her name told The Associated Press that Snowden wasn't...
  • Podolski scores as Germany beat Ecuador 42 May 30, 2013

    Florida: Lukas Podolski scored after only 10 seconds to help Germany to a 42 victory over Ecuador in a friendly on Wednesday. Podolski and Lars Bender scored two goals each inside the opening 24 minutes as Germany quickly overwhelmed the Ecuador defense in the match at FAU Stadium. Ecuador pulled a goal...
  • Ecuador says UK violating human rights of Julian Assange May 29, 2013

    Quito: Ecuador's foreign minister on Tuesday accused the British government of trampling on the human rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him political asylum almost a year ago. Assange, 41, took refuge in Ecuador's tiny embassy in London June 2012...