WC highlights: Switzerland v France

Switzerland 2- 5 France
Published Friday, 20 June 2014
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France have thrashed Switzerland in a seven-goal thriller which saw them take control of Group E on Friday.

WC highlights: Switzerland v France
Karim Benzema of France celebrates a goal that came after full time (© Getty)

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring with a well-taken header before Blaise Matuidi slotted home a second a minute later at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Fresh from his brace in the victory over Honduras, star striker Karim Benzema then missed a penalty before Mathieu Valbuena knocked home a third.

Benzema and Moussa Sissoko added to the scoreline in the second half.

With 10 minutes remaining, Blerim Dzemaili hammered in a free-kick for the Swiss before Granit Xhaka's fine effort came as consolation for the side.

Benzema thought he had added a spectacular sixth in the dying seconds of the game but the referee had already blown for full-time before he swept home from the edge of the area.

Having already seen off Honduras in their opening game, France have all but secured their spot in the knockout rounds.

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