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Jun 21, 2014

Enner Valencia double gives Ecuador vital win

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – A goal in each half from striker Enner Valencia gave Ecuador a 2-1 win over Honduras in World Cup group E on Friday to boost their hopes of making the last 16.

France top the group with six points while Ecuador and Switzerland each have three. Honduras have now lost twice and are facing likely elimination.

Jun 21, 2014

Soccer-Enner Valencia double gives Ecuador vital win

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 20 (Reuters) – A goal in each half from striker Enner Valencia gave Ecuador a 2-1 win over Honduras in World Cup group E on Friday to boost their hopes of making the last 16.

France top the group with six points while Ecuador and Switzerland each have three. Honduras have now lost twice and are facing likely elimination.

Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014

Nike extends sponsorship with Dutch team to 2026

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – U.S. sportswear group Nike will supply the orange shirts worn by the Dutch football team until at least 2026 after agreeing to extend their long-running sponsorship agreement.

Nike has sponsored Dutch soccer since 1996, one of its first major deals in the sport.

Jun 20, 2014

Soccer-Nike extends sponsorship with Dutch team to 2026

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 20 (Reuters) – U.S. sportswear group Nike will supply the orange shirts worn by the Dutch soccer team until at least 2026 after agreeing to extend their long-running sponsorship agreement.

Nike has sponsored Dutch soccer since 1996, one of its first major deals in the sport.

Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014

Ecuador coach looks forward to bittersweet reunion

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – Ecuador’s coach Reinaldo Rueda conceded that facing his former team Honduras would be a bitter-sweet occasion, with the losing side facing the prospect of elimination from the World Cup.

The Group E game on Friday has a sub-plot of the battle of the former coaches.

Rueda was in charge of Honduras at the 2010 World Cup when they went out in the first round without scoring a goal.

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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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