Morgan's France progress with Switzerland drubbing

By SFC Media Fri 20 Jun First team

Morgan Schneiderlin was an unused substitute as his France teammates demolished Switzerland 5-2 to move into the knockout stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

The midfielder watched from the bench at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador as Les Bleus ran riot in the first half, going three goals up by the break.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud got the ball rolling on 17 minutes, before Blaise Matuidi doubled the lead within 60 seconds of the restart.

Mathieu Valbuena added a third just before the break, with Karim Benzema making it four on 67 minutes.

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko scored France's fifth, before Switzerland hit back in the closing stages with goals from Blerim Džemaili and Granit Xhaka to salvage some pride.

France now progress from Group E with a game to spare, having beaten Honduras in their first match. Their final group fixture is against Colombia at 9pm BST on Wednesday 25th June at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.

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