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France Crushes Switzerland 5-2

 

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France cruised to a 5-0 lead and held on for its three-goal win over Switzerland. rance's Olivier Giroud and Blasie Matuidi scored a minute apart in the first half, and Mathieu Valbuena made it 3-0 after a nifty pass by Giroud

 

 

France cruised to a 5-0 lead and held on for its three-goal win over Switzerland, the world's 6th-ranked team.

France's Olivier Giroud and Blasie Matuidi scored a minute apart in the first half, and Mathieu Valbuena made it 3-0 after a nifty pass by Giroud. The French outshot Switzerland in the first half, 11-4. Karim Benzema of France made up for a penalty miss in the first half with a goal in the 67th minute, then created Moussa Sissoko's score six minutes later.

"It was a great day for us," France's coach Didier Deschamps said. "We were 5-0 up against a good Swiss team after 75 minutes, and we really had a lot of pressure in midfield. There were a few turning points in the game, but to be able to reach 3-0 at halftime really helps. At 2-0, opponents can still turn things round, but 3-0 makes a difference. We have to continue in the same vein. We have now scored eight goals and have been very effective; there's no doubt about that."

France leads Group E with six points, while Ecuador and Switzerland trail with three points each.

 

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