Mangabeira - Salvador De Bahia 20/06/2014 - 21:00CET (16:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group E

Switzerland - France
2-5
 

Switzerland - France 2-5 - 20/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Flourishing France sweep aside Switzerland

Published: Friday 20 June 2014, 23.00CET
Flourishing France sweep aside Switzerland
Mathieu Valbuena celebrates after scoring France's third goal ©Getty Images

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.

Match statistics

Switzerland
France

2

Goals scored

5

13

Total attempts

19

5

Attempts on target

10

8

off target

7

3

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

1

5

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

15

15

Fouls suffered

8

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Cabaye (France) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    87
    Xhaka (Switzerland) scores!
    Another one back for Switzerland as Gökhan Inler chips a ball over the France defence and Granit Xhaka thrashes a volley past Hugo Lloris.
  • Substitution
    82
    Griezmann (in) - Valbuena (out) (France)
  • Goal
    81
    Dzemaili (Switzerland) scores!
    A consolation for Switzerland as Blerim Dzemaili takes aim from distance and his free-kick somehow slides under the three-man wall into the corner.

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