Miralem Pjanic puts it in the net
Miralem Pjanić scores for Bosnia.
Bosnia: Ognjen Vranješ in,Anel Hadžić out
Iran: Alireza Jahanbakhsh in, Ehsan Haji Safi out
Great atmosphere outside the Maracana stadium once again. Ecuador fans here in big numbers and a lively smattering of French fans too. Security is heavy but the sunshine is glorious. Looking forward to what should be an entertaining game.
France's midfield of Pogba, Sissoko, Schneiderlin, and Matuidi a little further back looks really strong and dangerous. They comfortable and dangerous on the ball.
Ecuador just got out of a bit of trouble. From a goal kick , the keeper cleared it straight into the chest of Pogba who lays it off in the right channel for Matuidi. Ecuador's defense covers it well thought.
Shot! Sissoko has a chance at a wonder goal and produces merely an good shot from a very difficult position.
Digne got free down the left again and sent in a cross. Sissoko was unmarked at the back post and the ball either floated to him or took a deflection off a head, I couldn't tell which. Anyway, the ball sat up for him about 15 yards out and he hit a waist high volley. On target but Dominguez made the save easily.
From a long punt downfield, Sahko tries to keep Ayovi off the ball as it bounces toward the French goal. Ayovi ends up getting to it and shoots wide from a very tight angle.
the last four or five minutes have been better for Ecuador. They haven't had any great chances, but they've had the ball in the French half and kept possession for more than three or four passes. Ten minutes ago they couldn't do either of those things.
CHANCE! Sissoko lobs in a cross from the right byline. Dominguez comes for the ball but totally fluffs it. Benzema up and has an open goal in from of him but the ball flies over his head.
Xherdan Shaqiri gets the goal
Here's your terse halftime France v Ecuador summary: MEH.
Second half kicking off any moment.
Somehow it's still 0-0!
Sagna whips a cross in near post and Griezmann, who is sandwhiched between two defenders puts a great touch on the ball! It's coming at him from the right, and he jumps and half-swivels to hit the ball with the outside of his LEFT foot. It's on target but Dominguez gets down to save it and it bounces off the bar.
That was a totally improbable bit of skill.
RED CARD! Antonio Valencia, the Ecuador captain, is sent off. He came if late and on top of Koscielny, who was sliding for the ball, misses the ball and scarped his cleared down the length of the Frenchman's leg from tight to ankle.