Switzerland v France, 20 June 2014

Score5-2 to France
RefereeBjörn Kuipers
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group E
VenueArena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance51,003
Kick-off 4.00pm local (8.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Karim Benzema (France) Assistant referees: Sander van Roekel (Netherlands) Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands) Fourth official: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway) Fifth official: Kim Haglund (Norway) The two teams had met in 36 previous matches, including in the 2006 FIFA World Cup group stage, a 0–0 draw. France took the lead in the 17th minute when Olivier Giroud headed in Mathieu Valbuena's corner. Almost straight from the restart, Karim Benzema intercepted a Swiss pass and set up Blaise Matuidi to increase the lead. Later, Benzema was tripped by Johan Djourou in the penalty box, but his penalty was saved by Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio and Yohan Cabaye shot the rebound onto the crossbar. A quick counter-attack saw Giroud cross for Valbuena and France took a 3–0 lead at half time. France added two more goals in the second half, first Paul Pogba crossing for Benzema to score, then Benzema setting up Moussa Sissoko. While the referee was blowing the final whistle, Karim Benzema scored a sixth goal at the end of the match, causing some confusion for a short while about the final score. Switzerland scored two late consolation goals, from a long-range free kick by substitute Blerim Džemaili, and a volley by Granit Xhaka after a pass by Gökhan Inler. Giroud's goal was France's 100th goal in the World Cup, joining four other countries to have achieved this feat (Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina).

2  Switzerland

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld

5  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

Goals:

Blerim Dzemaili 81 G
Granit Xhaka 87 G

Goals:

Olivier Giroud 17 G
Blaise Matuidi 18 G
Mathieu Valbuena 40 G
Karim Benzema 67 G
Moussa Sissoko 73 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Diego Benaglio
Defender Johann Djourou
Defender Steve Von Bergen
Defender/Midfielder Valon Behrami
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Rodríguez
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder Gokhan Inler (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri
Forward Admir Mehmedi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Patrice Evra
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender Raphaël Varane
Defender/Midfielder Mathieu Debuchy
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder Mathieu Valbuena
Forward Karim Benzema
Forward Olivier Giroud

Substitutions:

Philippe Senderos for Steve Von Bergen 9
Blerim Dzemaili for Valon Behrami 46
Josip Drmić for Haris Seferović 69

Substitutions:

Paul Pogba for Olivier Giroud 63
Laurent Koscielny for Mamadou Sakho 66
Antoine Griezmann for Mathieu Valbuena 82

Cards:

Cards:

Yohan Cabaye 88 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Roman Bürki
Goalkeeper Yann Sommer
Defender Michael Lang
Defender Fabian Schär
Defender/Centre back Philippe Senderos
Defender/Midfielder Reto Ziegler
Midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta
Midfielder Blerim Dzemaili
Midfielder Gelson Fernandes
Midfielder Valentin Stocker
Midfielder/Forward Mario Gavranović
Forward Josip Drmić

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mickaël Landreau
Goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender/Midfielder Lucas Digne
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Remy Cabella
Midfielder Rio Mavuba
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Loïc Rémy