With a 5-2 win over “Nati” France took control of Group E at Salvador. Three goals in the first half for Les Bleus highlighted an incredible performance as France basically secures a spot in the round of 16 (Ecuador and Switzerland would have to win by combined 9 goals to eliminate the French).
Olivier Giroud got things started f0r the French with a beautiful header at 17′ and just 1 minute later Blaise Matuidi struck home a 2nd for the French for an early 2-0 lead. Mathieu Valbuena slotted home a 3rd goal before the half to increase the Les Bleus lead to 3-0. Karim Benzema added 1 more each and the French took a 5-0 lead when Moussa Sissoko added the finishing touches to a dominating performance from France with a goal. The Swiss would score two “garbage goals” in the last 10 minutes but the game was already won.