2 Switzerland v France 5
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova,Salvador
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As it happened: Switzerland v France

2014-06-20 20:00
Last Updated at 17:22
20 Jun 22:58

Honduras vs Ecuador coming up next on Sport24, kickoff at 12:00.

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20 Jun 22:57
Benzema's goal that wasn't...
20 Jun 22:53
Wow, what a game. So many goals so far this World Cup. So much terrible defending, and shocking goalkeeping... but SO very entertaining!
20 Jun 22:52
Benzema scores another cracking goal, but the full-time whistle has already gone. Greedy!
20 Jun 22:48
90' 3 minutes to be added here.
20 Jun 22:48
Great finish, but poor defending, the loss of Sakho felt there...
20 Jun 22:47
88' Cabaye goes into the book. He will be banned for the Ecuador clash.
20 Jun 22:46
5-2 now, as Xhaka hits a sweetly-struck left-footed volley into the bottom right-hand corner after a ball over the top. He ghosted in between Evra and Koscielny there.
20 Jun 22:45
20 Jun 22:42
Sweetly struck effort...
20 Jun 22:41
82' Valbuena gets a rest, as Real Sociedad forward Griezmann replaces him.
20 Jun 22:40
Dzemaili thunders in a low free kick from fully 30 yards, which goes under the wall, and nestles into the left corner of the net. Been their best player in the second half.
20 Jun 22:39
20 Jun 22:38
The running of Sissoko and Matuidi have made this a walk in the park for France. Cabaye, not the best defensively, has been perfectly covered. And they have made great runs in attack as well.
20 Jun 22:36
8 goals already for France in the World Cup. To think, were it not a brace by centre back Sakho in the second leg of the playoff versus Ukraine, France wouldn't be here.
20 Jun 22:35
Lovely, lovely finish from Sissoko...
20 Jun 22:35
76' CHANCE! Two saves in quick succession by Benaglio, first from Valbuena after great work from Sissoko, then from a volleyed effort by Benzema.
20 Jun 22:31
Really fantastic goal. 5-0 now to France.
20 Jun 22:31
Superb build-up, and then finish from Sissoko. Benzema works the ball wide to the right of the area where Sissoko calmly passes the ball beyond Benaglio.
20 Jun 22:30
20 Jun 22:30
The Benzema goal, with the "assist" from Senderos...
20 Jun 22:28
70' Drmic on for Seferovic. Striker for striker...
20 Jun 22:27
AWFUL defending. Again.
20 Jun 22:27
Pogba dinks in a ball into the inside right channel, which Senderos fly-kicks at. The ball lands perfectly for Benzema who volleys between the 'keeper's legs.
20 Jun 22:25
20 Jun 22:24
66' Sakho limps off for France, Koscielny on.
20 Jun 22:23
65' CHANCE! A cross from the right eludes Debuchy, but a shocking first touch from Mehmedi sees the chance slip away. Was in so much space there.
20 Jun 22:21
63' Pogba on for Giroud - an extra body in midfield as the Swiss were getting back into the contest. sort of. Still 3-0 to France.
20 Jun 22:20
A thought - where has the art of defending gone with fullbacks - especially left backs? Rodriguez for Switzerland is great going forward, but not been great defensively. Spain's Alba also struggled at the World Cup, and Baines for England was poor last night... except when they were doubling as left wingers...
20 Jun 22:17
The much more mobile Dzemaili has made a difference for Switzerland.
20 Jun 22:17
57' Dzemaili finds space near the edge of the French area and cracks in a firm right-footed strike, but it sails just high and wide.
20 Jun 22:14
Sakho's crunching, but perfectly-timed tackle...
20 Jun 22:13
55 'The Swiss lose possession again, and Giroud fizzes in a 25-yard effort, but well wide.
20 Jun 22:12
54' Comfortable here for France, they should be able to take it easy...
20 Jun 22:11
An "extended" period of pressure from the Swiss, but Lloris's goal was never troubled.
20 Jun 22:08
The centre of midfield has been a real problem for Switzerland. Too many passes have found French players.
20 Jun 22:08
Inler again guilty of giving the ball away, poor from the Swiss skipper.
20 Jun 22:05
INJURY UPDATE: Von Bergen has been taken to hospital with a suspected fractured cheek bone. Also concerns about his eye.
20 Jun 22:05
47' Sahko comes across to deny Mehmedi as he made is way into the ares, fantastic challenge.
20 Jun 22:04
46' The Swiss make a change at the break - Behrami off, and Dzemaili on, more of a high-tempo player.
20 Jun 22:03
What's stood out here is how quickly the French have transitioned from defence to attack, especially in midfield. Also, thinking back to Giroud running clear on the break, lack of pace for the Swiss in the midfield engine room.
20 Jun 21:48

The French go into the break 3 up, and are cruising. There will surely be changes to the Swiss XI.

We'll be back in 10.

20 Jun 21:47
45' + 2 Switzerland give the ball away in midfield AGAIN, and Benzema shoots, but it's a tame effort.
20 Jun 21:45
45' Two minutes to be added on.
20 Jun 21:45
Lovely ball from Giroud here.
20 Jun 21:44
All too easy here for France. The movement from the midfielders and wide attackers has caused loads of issues for this rather immobile Swiss midfield and defence.
20 Jun 21:43
43' CHANCE! Another save by Benaglio from a Valbuena effort.