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World Cup preview: Group E rundown
World Cup preview: Group E rundown

A look at the teams competing in Group E at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: WORLD CUP PREVIEW GROUP E ECUADOR FIFA world ranking: 26. Last World Cup: 2006. Best World Cup finish: Round of 16 (2006). How qualified: CONMEBOL round-robin, fourth place. It's a fact: Ecuador retired the No. 11 jersey of Christian "Chucho" Benitez and dedicated its World Cup effort to the charismatic striker, who died from cardiac arrest while playing for Qatari club El Jaish last summer. The skinny: Ecuador has qualified for three of the last four World Cups, which led an excited Coach Reinaldo Rueda to say he wants to go to the final this summer. In...

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