ITWASSOOTED: Germany and Ecuador into last 16

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Germany and Ecuador into last 16

Germany and Ecuador are the first teams through to the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup™ following the South American team’s 3-0 defeat of Costa Rica in Hamburg.

Goals from Carlos Tenorio, Agustin Delgado and Ivan Kaviedes took Ecuador onto six points in Group A, the same as Germany after their 1-0 victory over Poland on Wednesday night. Ecuador lead the section with a goal difference of 5-0 with the host nation on 5-2. The teams meet in their final group fixture in Berlin on 20 June.

With Poland and Costa Rica having lost both their games they are heading out of the FIFA World Cup. Their clash in Hanover on Tuesday will precede their departure home.