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.
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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.
World Cup games with 7 goal scorers; 1954 HUN 8-3 GER 1958 FRA 7-3 PAR 1962 URS 4-4 COL 1974 YUG 9-0 ZAI 1982 HUN 10-1 SLV 2014 SUI 2-5 FRA— MisterChip (English) (@MisterChip (English)) 20/06/2014 20:50
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A silly trip from the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder sees him go into the book and he'll miss France's final group game.
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!
|Ottmar HITZFELD (GER)||Didier DESCHAMPS (FRA)|