France surged three points clear at the top of Group E with five different goalscorers flooring Switzerland in Salvador.
Ottmar Hitzfeld's men never recovered from conceding twice in as many minutes to Olivier Giroud (17) and Blaise Matuidi, and though Karim Benzema let them off the hook from the penalty spot a third goal eventually arrived in the 40th minute through Mathieu Valbuena. France refused to ease off after the interval and were rewarded further as Karim Benzema (67) added number four and Moussa Sissoko a fifth before Switzerland summoned two late consolations.
|1||Benaglio (GK)||1||Lloris (GK) (C)|
|12||Sommer (GK)||16||Ruffier (GK)|
|21||Bürki (GK)||23||Landreau (GK)|
|Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)||Didier Deschamps (FRA)|
|Björn Kuipers (NED)|