The Frenchman Karim Benzema scores a goal in the group E 2014 World Cup match against Switzerland. – REUTERS

World champions France will face Switzerland in the second round of the European Championship on Monday to make it to the quarter-finals.

Didier Deschamps’ team is unbeaten in the competition after they won Group F with one win and two draws has cited. The decisive factor for his team is striker Karim Benzema with two goals in the draw against Portugal last week.

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On the flip side, Switzerland finished third in Group A, but will be borne by Xherdan Shaqiri’s brace in their 3-1 win over Turkey in the last game.

France will rely on the past when it defeated the Swiss 5-2 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on the biggest international stage. Les Blues beat Switzerland in Salvador thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Benzema, Moussa Sissoko and Matthieu Valbuena.

Ref: https://sportstar.thehindu.com