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Xherdan Shaqiri (#23)
Tip Of The Hat
Switzerland advanced to the second round at the World Cup on Wednesday as the team notched a 3-0 win over Honduras courtesy of Xherdan Shaqiri's hat trick, allowing the Swiss to finish in second place... FULL STORY>>
(L-R) Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema
France Tops Group
France secured top spot in Group E on Wednesday by getting a 0-0 draw with 10-man Ecuador at the Maracana.

Les Bleus, who entered the final match of the group stage with six points from their first two matches, were a virtual certainty to reach the knockout round thanks to their emphatic wins against Honduras and... FULL STORY>>
France
Swiss Cheese
France came out on top at the Arena Fonte Nova on Friday, taking sole possession of first place in Group E with a 5-2 thrashing of Switzerland.

The French were in cruise control as goals from Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena, Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko put the team in a comfortable... FULL STORY>>
Ecuador
Rebound Control
Enner Valencia continued his scoring tear on Friday, bagging a brace to help Ecuador rebound in Group E play with a 2-1 defeat of Honduras at the Arena da Baixada.

Ecuador suffered a last-gasp defeat to Switzerland last time out, and things appeared to be heading further south when Carlo Costly opened the scoring for Los... FULL STORY>>
Karim Benzema
Starring Role
Karim Benzema played a starring role in France's opening match of the World Cup, scoring twice to lead his team to a 3-0 defeat of Honduras at the Estadio Beira-Rio on Sunday.

France seized control of the match in the 45th minute when Wilson Palacios received a second caution for a foul on Paul Pogba. Not only did Honduras drop to 10... FULL STORY>>
Haris Seferovic
Swiss Stunner
Haris Seferovic netted a late winner at the Estadio Nacional on Sunday to lift Switzerland to a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ecuador.

The two nations were expected to challenge for the runner-up position (behind group-favorite France) in Group E, but after Enner Valencia and Admir... FULL STORY>>