cool hit counter

Who ate all the pies

Dip in to scour the latest Deadline Day titbits...

Who Ate All The Pies Logo

World Cup: Switzerland 2-5 France – Les Bleus Serious Contenders After Swiss Rout (Photos & Highlights)

By Alan Duffy

Switzerland 2-5 France – World Cup Group E – 20th June 2014

20172442

France produced a stunning performance against a disappointing Swiss side on Friday, with Les Bleus looking like serious contenders for the title.

Olivier Giroud netted a superb header to open the scoring early doors while the loss of centre-half Steve Von Bergen after an accidental kick in the face from the Arsenal striker was a blow to the Swiss. Indeed, with the ex-Arsenal pair or Johan Djourou and Philippe Senderos in central defence, the Swiss looked decidedly shaky.

Only a minute after Giroud’s opener, Blaise Matuidi* netted a second before Mathie Valbeuna made it 3-0 before the break. In the second-half the outstanding Karim Benzema (who missed a penalty) bagged a deserved goal before  Newcastle Moussa Sissoko got in on the act.

The Swiss did nab too late goal courtesy of Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka before Benzema’s almost bagged a brace courtesy of a superb effort, only for the final whistle to spoil the celebrations. However, overall it was scintillating display by a French side who look very different from the disorganised mess of 2010.

*Interestingly, ‘Blaise Matuidi’ is also Highland Scots slang for setting fire to one’s own jacket.

Photos…

Highlights…

Photos: PA

Highlights: Footytube

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
By Alan Duffy on June 21st, 2014 in International football, Newsnow, Photos, Videos, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
comments

One Response to “World Cup: Switzerland 2-5 France – Les Bleus Serious Contenders After Swiss Rout (Photos & Highlights)”

  1. Tim says:

    *Interestingly, ‘Blaise Matuidi’ is also Highland Scots slang for setting fire to one’s own jacket.

    gold. haha

Leave a Reply