Nigeria’s Super Eagles will keep a date with former World Champions, France, in the Round of 16 at the ongoing Brazil 2014 World Cup.
The tie is billed for Monday.
France were held 0-0 by Ecuador but reached the knock out stages as undefeated group winners.
Lucas Digne was denied by the post and Ecuador goalkeeper, Alexander Dominguez, made several good saves to deny the French a third straight win.
But a red card for Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia harmed the fighting Ecuadorians who were down to 10 men for 40 minutes.
France were not as sharp as in their 3-0 win over Honduras and 5-2 over Switzerland but topped group E with seven points for a last 16 date with Nigeria.
The Swiss leapfrogged Ecuador for second place, thanks to a 3-0 win against bottom side Honduras.
Ecuador are the only South American team not to reach the knock out stages as hosts Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile are all through.