World Cup Result: Switzerland 2 – 5 France, Friday 20 June 2014, Group E

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57% Ball Possession SWITZERLAND and 43% Ball Possession FRANCE
Switzerland team  Switzerland 2 – 5 France France team

Goals17′ Olivier Giroud (F), and 18 Blaise Matuidi (F), 40′ M. Valbuena (F), 67′ Karim Benzema (F), 73′ Moussa Sissoko (F), 81′Blerim Dzemaili (S), 87′ Xhaka (S)

France defeating Switzerland with a goleada.  France are now leading the group with 6 points and a positive goal difference of +6.   There are 6 Italian Serie A players in the World Cup Group E game Switzerland vs France  on Friday 20 June 2014 at the Arena Fontanova, Salvador, Brazil.

France:  1 Italian Serie A player with France National Football team:

  • Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, played all 90 minutes

Switzerland: 5 Italian Serie A players with Switzerland National Football team:

  • Sassuolo defender Reto Ziegler, did not play, listed among substitutes.
  • Napoli midfielder  Valon Behrami, played 45 minutes and replaced by Dzemaili.
  • Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili, played 45 minutes after replacing Behrami and scoring a goal in the 81st minute.
  • Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler, Switzerland Captain played all 90 minutes
  • Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, played all 90 minutes.



Video, goal by Switzerland and Napoli midfielder Blerim Dzemaili against France.

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2014 FIFA World Cup
Group Stage – Group E

Switzerland 2 – 5 France
Friday 20 June 2014
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador, Brazil

Referee: Bjorn KUIPERS (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander VAN ROEKEL (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin ZEINSTRA (NED)
Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)

Goals17′ Olivier Giroud (F), and 18 Blaise Matuidi (F), 40′ M. Valbuena (F), 67′ Karim Benzema (F), 73′ Moussa Sissoko (F), 81’Blerim Dzemaili (S), 87′ Xhaka (S)

Official formations – lineups:

Switzerland  (4-2-3-1): Benaglio; Rodríguez, Djourou, von Bergen, Lichtsteiner; Behrami, Inler; Mehmedi, Xhaka, Shaqiri; Seferović.

Subs.: Bürki, Sommer, Lang, Schär, Senderos, Ziegler, Barnetta, Džemaili, Fernandes, Stocker, Drmić, Gavranović.

Coach;. Hitzfeld.

France (4-3-1-2): Lloris; Debuchy, Varane, Sakho, Evra; Cabaye, Matuidi, Sissoko; Valbuena; Giroud, Benzema.

Subs.: Landreau, Ruffier, Sagna, Koscielny, Mangala, Digne, Cabella, Schneiderlin, Mavuba, Pogba, Griezmann, Rémy.

Coach:. Deschamps.

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Group E
Switzerland 2 – 5 France
Arena Fonte Nova
Salvador, Brazil,
Friday 20 June 2014Referee: Bjorn KUIPERS
Switzerland Match Stats France
    2 Goals    5
17 (8) Shots (on goal) 22 (16)
12 Fouls 16
5 Corner kicks 3
1 Offsides 2
57% Ball Possession 43%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
7 Saves 2

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