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Switzerland vs France
Switzerland and France last met on 13 June 2006; it was in Stuttgart in their opening game of that year's World Cup. The game ended 0-0; it was their only previous encounter at the World Cup.
France are unbeaten in their last five games against Switzerland (W2 D3). The Nati's last win against their neighbours dates back to 27 May 1992 in a friendly played in Lausanne (2-1).
Switzerland are yet to beat France in a competitive game (qualifiers + major tournaments), drawing three and losing one (Euro 2004 group stages).
The last three games between Switzerland and France have all been drawn and have only produced two goals.
France have scored 99 goals in World Cup history. Only four teams (Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina) have netted more.
In their opening games, both teams enjoyed more possession than they had previously managed in a single World Cup game since 1966 - France (70.8%) and Switzerland (62.16%).
Thanks to his brace against Honduras, Karim Benzema became the first France player to score two goals in a single World Cup game since Zinedine Zidane scored a brace in the 1998 final.
The Real Madrid striker has scored eight goals in his last seven caps.
Three of France's last six goals in the World Cup have come from the penalty spot.
Eight of Switzerland's last 10 goals at the World Cup have come in the second half.
Ricardo Rodriguez delivered two assists in his first game at the World Cup.