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Shaqiri hat-trick helps Switzerland into last 16

Published: Wednesday 25 June 2014, 23.52CET
Honduras 0-3 Switzerland
Xherdan Shaqiri scored the 50th hat-trick in FIFA World Cup finals history as Ottmar Hitzfeld's men booked a last-16 tie with Argentina.

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Honduras
Switzerland

0

Goals scored

3

12

Total attempts

14

4

Attempts on target

9

6

off target

3

4

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

1

0

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

16

Standings

Last updated: 26/06/2014 01:06 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   

Published: Wednesday 25 June 2014, 23.52CET

Shaqiri hat-trick helps Switzerland into last 16

Honduras 0-3 Switzerland
Xherdan Shaqiri scored the 50th hat-trick in FIFA World Cup finals history as Ottmar Hitzfeld's men booked a last-16 tie with Argentina.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored a hat-trick as Switzerland recorded the victory they needed against Honduras to leapfrog Ecuador in Group E and reach the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

The result − coupled with Ecuador's 0-0 draw against section winners France − means outgoing coach Ottmar Hitzfeld can start planning for a knockout date with Argentina on Tuesday. Four years after these sides could not be separated in their final group game in South Africa, an outcome that eliminated both teams, Shaqiri ensured there would be no repeat with the 50th treble in World Cup finals history.

Having scored twice in the final nine minutes of their 5-2 loss to France, Switzerland were ahead early on in humid Manaus as they flew out of the traps. Shaqiri had already been denied by the legs of Noel Valladares, following Josip Drmic's ball from the right, by the time the bustling FC Bayern München player curled a sublime effort beyond the reach of the Honduras captain.

Receiving possession on the Switzerland right, the 22-year-old cut inside, held off the attentions of Juan García and bent a left-footed strike into the far corner. Honduras's plight was now desperate. Needing a win to stand any chance of progressing, the Central American selection upped the tempo, resulting in right-back Bryan Beckeles flashing a shot wide from Oscar García's corner.

Shaqiri doubled his and the Nati's tally just after the half-hour mark, finishing off a counterattack for his 11th international goal. Gökhan Inler's long pass out of defence reached Drmic on the left, whose ball infield was collected by Shaqiri. The No23 outpaced his pursuers before beating Valladares.

Jerry Bengtson had two efforts, one of which was cleared off the line by Ricardo Rodriguez, as Honduras started the second period with a purpose that was lacking in their first-half play. They continued to press, delivering some dangerous crosses, but their challenge was ended when Shaqiri swept in his third following more excellent approach play by Drmic. Honduras's wait for a first World Cup win extends to a ninth game.

Last updated: 26/06/14 0.07CET

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Lineups

Honduras

Honduras

Switzerland

Switzerland

18Noel Valladares (GK) (C)1Diego Benaglio (GK)
3Maynor Figueroa2Stephan Lichtsteiner
5Víctor Bernárdez8Gökhan Inler (C)
6Juan García10Granit Xhaka
77
8Wilson Palacios11Valon Behrami
11Jerry Bengtson13Ricardo Rodriguez
13Carlo Molina
40
18Admir Mehmedi
14Oscar García
77
19Josip Drmić
73
15Roger Espinoza
46
20Johan Djourou
20Jorge Claros22Fabian Schär
21Bryan Beckeles23Xherdan Shaqiri
6
31
71
87

Substitutes

22Donis Escober (GK)12Yann Sommer (GK)
1Luis Aurelio Lopez (GK)21Roman Bürki (GK)
2Osman Chávez3Reto Ziegler
4Juan Montes4Philippe Senderos
7Emilio Izaguirre6Michael Lang
77
9Jerry Palacios
40
66
7Tranquillo Barnetta
10Mario Martínez9Haris Seferovic
73
12Edder Delgado14Valentin Stocker
16Rony Martínez15Blerim Dzemaili
87
17Andy Najar
77
16Gelson Fernandes
19Luis Garrido17Mario Gavranović
23Marvin Chávez
46

Coach

Luis Fernando Suárez (COL) Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)

Referee

Nestor Fabian Pitana (ARG)

Assistant referees

Hernan Maidana (ARG), Juan Pablo Belatti (ARG)

Fourth official

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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