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USA v Germany - 18:00
Portugal v Ghana - 18:00
Algeria v Russia - 22:00
Korea Republic v Belgium - 22:00
GROUP E #WORLDCUP RESULTS:
#HON 0-3 #SUI #HONSUI
#ECU 0-0 #FRA #ECUFRA
#joinin pic.twitter.com/sq92o3BfwT— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2014
GROUP E #WORLDCUP RESULTS:
#HON 0-3 #SUI #HONSUI
#ECU 0-0 #FRA #ECUFRA
And that's full-time in Manaus
Switzerland walk away comfortably 3-0 winners and finish second in Group E behind log toppers France.
Switzerland will play Argentina in the Last 16 while France and Nigeria will clash.
86' - OFF GOES THE HAT-TRICK HERO
Switzerland make another change as Blerim Dzemaili replaces tonight's three-goal hero, Xherdan Shaqiri
FACT: Hat-trick hero Xherdan Shaqiri has the biggest calves in the world. pic.twitter.com/UKixuODA12— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) June 25, 2014
FACT: Hat-trick hero Xherdan Shaqiri has the biggest calves in the world. pic.twitter.com/UKixuODA12
I know this is a disgusting thing to say but.. #hon nearly as bad as #eng.— Neal Collins (@nealcol) June 25, 2014
I know this is a disgusting thing to say but.. #hon nearly as bad as #eng.
81' - Unlucky for Honduras as Benaglio somehow makes a point-blank save to deny Jerry Palacios
Honduras in search of a consolation goal. Here's hoping they get it...
77' - DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION
Michael Lang replaces Granit Xhaka
Andy Najar replaces Óscar García
STAT OF THE DAY: PART 2
Xherdan Shaqiri has scored more goals than England did in this World Cup...
STAT OF THE DAY: PART 1
Shaqiri scores the World Cup's 50th hat-trick!
(Thanks for the info Gary Lineker)
Hat-trick hero! @XS_11official puts #SUI 3-0 up against #HON and it looks like they're heading to the last 16! pic.twitter.com/p3TcmVidKh— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) June 25, 2014
Hat-trick hero! @XS_11official puts #SUI 3-0 up against #HON and it looks like they're heading to the last 16! pic.twitter.com/p3TcmVidKh
Xherdan Shaqiri scored a hat-trick, the second of this World Cup. Thomas Muller got the other one. #SUI pic.twitter.com/5jegh3B4MI— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 25, 2014
Xherdan Shaqiri scored a hat-trick, the second of this World Cup. Thomas Muller got the other one. #SUI pic.twitter.com/5jegh3B4MI
70' - MATCH STATS
Some match stats after 70 minutes...
Possession: Honduras 63%-37%
BOOKIES GIVE HONDURAS LITTLE CHANCE
Not surprisingly, Ladbrokes are quoting Honduras currently at 80/1 to win this match...
Talking about not relying on the other results, Switzerland knew it was up to them to swim or sink and they're floating.— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) June 25, 2014
Talking about not relying on the other results, Switzerland knew it was up to them to swim or sink and they're floating.
60' - Half an hour to play in Manaus and it's still status quo as at half-time
Switzerland up 2-0 and on course for a Last 16 clash against Argentina
This Xherdan Shaqiri #sui is only three bites short of being a world class striker— Neal Collins (@nealcol) June 25, 2014
This Xherdan Shaqiri #sui is only three bites short of being a world class striker
55' - The Swiss fans in the crowd start to clear their throats and get vocal
They're beginning to believe they'll be heading into the Last 16
LIVE: #SUI kick off the second half of #HONSUI in Manaus in #WorldCup Group E. #Joinin - http://t.co/vihqevL5Qa pic.twitter.com/CTV2Pn5LmM— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2014
LIVE: #SUI kick off the second half of #HONSUI in Manaus in #WorldCup Group E. #Joinin - http://t.co/vihqevL5Qa pic.twitter.com/CTV2Pn5LmM
45' - Honduras make a substitution at the break
Marvin Chavez comes on for Roger Espinoza
***BREAKING WORLD SOCCER NEWS***
According to reports, CARLOS QUEIROZ has officially stepped down as Iran coach following their exit from the 2014 Soccer World Cup earlier today.
Heading for Bafana Bafana, perhaps... ?
#WorldCup - Switzerland lead Honduras 2-0 at halftime. As it stands, they are through to the next round! #SSFootball pic.twitter.com/1bkTonrDx6— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) June 25, 2014
#WorldCup - Switzerland lead Honduras 2-0 at halftime. As it stands, they are through to the next round! #SSFootball pic.twitter.com/1bkTonrDx6
Five years ago tonight, Brazil beat Bafana 1-0 at Ellis Park. As I left the stadium, I saw on Twitter that Michael Jackson had died.— Gus Silber (@gussilber) June 25, 2014
Five years ago tonight, Brazil beat Bafana 1-0 at Ellis Park. As I left the stadium, I saw on Twitter that Michael Jackson had died.
And the half-time whistle sounds as Switzerland take a commanding 2-0 lead into the break - thanks to XHERDAN SHAQIRI
43' - Only a couple of minutes remain in the first half and Switzerland are full value for their two-goal lead.
Honduras haven't managed to carve out any half-decent chances to date and look to be heading home in a little over an hour.
Wondering who drew Honduras in the office pool...
#Shaqiri's two goals mean that every shirt number from 1 to 23 has now scored at the #WorldCup except '1'. pic.twitter.com/F27pJOUsr3— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 25, 2014
#Shaqiri's two goals mean that every shirt number from 1 to 23 has now scored at the #WorldCup except '1'. pic.twitter.com/F27pJOUsr3
40' - SUBSTITUTION FOR HONDURAS
Jerry Palacios replaces Carlo Costly as Honduras look to mix up things
2-0 #SUI keep going— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) June 25, 2014
2-0 #SUI keep going
Doppelpack von #Shaqattack! So macht Fußball Spaß! Verdiente 2:0-Führung für #SUI (30')! #HONSUI pic.twitter.com/ggWs692XqD— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) June 25, 2014
Doppelpack von #Shaqattack! So macht Fußball Spaß! Verdiente 2:0-Führung für #SUI (30')! #HONSUI pic.twitter.com/ggWs692XqD
31' - The Swiss now well on their way to the Last 16 as Honduras implode in midfield.
Expect another tweet from Roger Federer SOON!
30' - UPDATE!
Switzerland lead Honduras 1-0 while France and Ecuador are dead-locked at 0-0.
If it stays this way, France will top Group E and Switzerland will finish as runners-up.
Ecuador will become the first CONMEBOL team to be knocked out
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FULL TIME: HONDURAS 0-3 SWITZERLAND.
Honduras have played well in the second half and have deserved a goal but it doesn't look like they're going to get one.
Shaqiri is replaced by Blerim Dzemaili for the last few minutes.
The game has really opened up in the last few minutes as Admir Mehmedi's effort is kept out by Valladares.
Unlucky Honduras as Benaglio somehow makes a point-blank save to deny Jerry Palacios.
Honduras have battled well and are still looking for a consolation goal.
Honduras bring on Andy Najar for Oscar Garcia.
Another Swiss change - Michael Lang for Xhaka.
Switzerland make their first change - Haris Seferovic for Drmic.
HONDURAS 0-3 SWITZERLAND. SHAQIRI completes his hat-trick, side-footing the ball home after all the hard work had been done by Drmic.
Benaglio shows great confidence to come off his line and claim the ball from a corner.
Honduras deserve a goal for their second-half performance as Schar is forced to hook the ball away from close to his own goal-line.
Fabian Schar is upended by Jerry Palacios who is booked.
Honduras are starting to ask lots of questions of the Swiss defence, they've been transformed since the interval.
Honduras should have a penalty when Jerry Palacios is bundled over in the area by Johan Djourou but the referee disagrees and waves play on.
Valladares saves Shaqiri's close-range effort with his head.
Switzerland launch their first attack of the second half but Drmic's shot is gathered by Valladares at his near post.
The Swiss have lost their way since the interval. A Honduras goal now could make this one interesting.
Honduras have started the second half really well as Bengtson's shot is cleared off the line by Rodriguez.
Bengtson is clean through but opts to try to head the ball when he could easily have stayed on his feet and shot for goal.
Gokhan Inler's weak shot from the edge of the area fails to trouble Valladares.
Honduras have brought on Marvin Chavez for Roger Espinoza for the second half.
Switzerland get the second half underway.
HALF TIME: HONDURAS 0-2 SWITZERLAND.
Goalkeeper Benaglio is eventually able to continue.
There's a break in play as Benaglio is injured and receiving treatment.
Costly limps off the pitch and is replaced by Jerry Palacios.
Switzerland sense blood now although, when Granit Xhaka makes space for himself, he lashes a shot wide.
Bengtson's ambitious long-range effort is very high and wide.
Switzerland have been vey comfortable in the first half and deserve their advantage.
HONDURAS 0-2 SWITZERLAND. SHAQIRI is sent clean through by Josip Drmic and holds his nerve as he guides a low shot from just inside the area home.
Honduras' build-up play is too predictable and the Switzerland defence, hit for five by France, is dealing with them easily.
The tackles are starting to fly in with Maynor Figueroa conceding a free-kick after an ugly lunge.
It's been a low-key match so far and there's not a great deal of quality on show.
Jorge Claros' free-kick is headed clear of danger by Johan Djourou.
Better by Honduras, who are enjoying their best spell of possession in the first half, without creating a chance of note though.
Shaqiri tries to repeat his goal but this time his mis-hit shot fails to trouble Valladares.
Honduras are a very limited team and have not caused Diego Benaglio in the Switzerland goal any problems.
Not a great corner by Ricardo Rodriguez; it's too deep corner and is headed clear by Roger Espinoza.
Jerry Bengtson fouls Valon Behrami and is a little fortunate not to pick up the first yellow card of the match.
Honduras have responded well to going behind and they have not yet committed a bad tackle.
As it stands, Switzerland will be playing Argentina in the last-16.
That has to be one of the goals of the tournament, a great shot by the Bayern Munich man.
HONDURAS 0-1 SWITZERLAND. SHAQIRI's curling pile-driver clips the underside of the bar and beats Valladares.
Xherdan Shaqiri seems certain to score when the ball breaks to him but Noel Valladares saves the close-range effort and Honduras survive the resulting goalmouth scramble.
Honduras dominate the opening stages, showing great confidence in their passing.
The action in Manaus is underway.
In the four matches in Group E, no fewer than 16 goals have been scored.
Switzerland starting line-up: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schaer, Shaqiri.
Honduras starting line-up: Valladares, Figueroa, Bernardez, J Garcia, W Palacios, Bengtson, Costly, B Garcia, Espinoza, Claros, Beckeles.
Honduras have lost both their games so far, while the Swiss beat Ecuador before being hammered 5-2 by France. The team that does finish second in the group has the task of taking on Argentina in the last-16.
Manaus hosts the Group E clash between Honduras and Switzerland.