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.