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Exhilarating Bleus blast Swiss in thriller

France beat Switzerland 5-2 to make all but sure of a place in the Round of 16, with some wonderful goals decorating an absolute thriller in Salvador.

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18:03

TWO DOWN, ONE TO GO
We've had two top games so far today. A historic result for Costa Rica against Italy has been followed by an utterly breathless 90 minutes in Salvador. We've got one more game to bring you on Matchday 9, as two teams from the Americas go head-to-head. Honduras and Ecuador will be looking to bounce back from their opening defeats. Head over to the Global Stadium which is now open for the final game of the day.

17:56
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
France
FranceFRA

Statistics

Ball possession

57%
43%
12Fouls Committed16
8Attempts On Target16
17Shots22
2Total Goals scored5
0Penalties scored1
17:56

Goal Counter

74Goals so far
XHAKA
SUI2-5FRA
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SUI
XHAKA
17:54
BENZEMA
FranceFRA
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED26TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR8SHOTS
17:51
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: A quite superb game in Salvador ends in odd circumstances. Valbuena plays the ball inside and Benzema hits the ball in the net, but the referee had already blown his whistle to end the game. It certainly doesn't matter to the outcome as France cruise to victory. Giroud opened the scoring with France's 100th World Cup goal before Matuidi doubled their lead moments later. Benzema missed a penalty and Cabaye hit the follow-up against the bar before Valbuena made it three before half time. Benzema got his goal before Sissoko gave France their first ever five-goal cushion in a World Cup match. The Swiss rallied late on, but Dzemaili's free kick and Xhaka's brilliant volley were mere consolations.

17:50
17:48

A minimum of three minutes of added time have been indicated.

17:45
88' CABAYE (France) is cautioned.

A silly trip from the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder sees him go into the book and he'll miss France's final group game.

17:45
88'CABAYE (France) commits a foul.
17:44
87' XHAKA (Switzerland) scores!!

GOAL! XHAKA! Switzerland grab another consolation goal. Inler chips a lovely through ball to the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder who slams an emphatic left-footed volley past Lloris. Superb finish!

Man of the Match

Forward

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
France
FranceFRA
(GK)
(GK)(C)
9'
Misses next match if booked
(C)
69'
66'
Misses next match if booked
46' HT
82'
63'
Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
9'
82'
46' HT
Misses next match if booked 63'
69'
66'
CoachCoach
Ottmar HITZFELD (GER)Didier DESCHAMPS (FRA)

Match Facts

Salvador

When the Portuguese crown first decided to carry out the endeavour of colonising Brazil, the first urban area to be settled in was Salvador, which was established on 29 March 1549.

Arena Fonte Nova

  • Stadium nameArena Fonte Nova
  • CitySalvador
  • Year constructed1951
  • Overall capacity51900

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 12 m/sWind
  • 69 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Bjorn KUIPERS
    Netherlands
    NetherlandsNED
  • Assistant Referee 1: Sander VAN ROEKEL (NED)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Erwin ZEINSTRA (NED)
  • Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)

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