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Wednesday, June 25
Honduras 0-3 Switzerland
Minutes Played: 87
Passes Completed: 30
Shaqiri netted a magnificent hat-trick for Switzerland, lifting them to victory over Honduras and into the World Cup round of 16. The 22-year-old's opener was a stunning left-footed strike from about 26 meters. His second and third were good finishes from a central position, each set up by Josip Drmic playing the ball from the left wing.
Shaqiri was rarely used for Bayern Munich last season, but Pep Guardiola may reconsider the winger's role after his heroic performance on the big stage.
Friday, June 20
Switzerland 2-5 France
Minutes Played: 90
Deliveries/Solo Runs Into the Attacking Third: 4
Deliveries/Solo Runs Into the Penalty Area: 2
Switzerland suffered a catastrophic meltdown in their second group stage game, against France. Ottmar Hitzfeld's side went 5-0 down before claiming two late consolation goals, but the match never really was a contest after Les Bleus went 2-0 ahead early on.
Shaqiri had a generally good game and was often able to slip into space between the French defenders. The problem was, he lacked end product. When he got the ball in a dangerous area he was either too hesitant to pass or shoot, and when he did shoot, he was either off target or denied by Hugo Lloris. Switzerland's final group stage match will be key for Shaqiri if he is to increase his stock ahead of a possible departure from Bayern this summer.
Sunday, June 15
Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador
Minutes Played: 90
Deliveries/Solo Runs Into the Attacking Third: 8
Deliveries/Solo Runs Into the Penalty Area: 3
Shaqiri played the full 90 minutes for Switzerland on Sunday in a match the European side won at the death over Ecuador. The Bayern man did not play a part in either of his team's two goals and was not exactly at his sharpest, his set-piece delivery in particular leaving something to be desired.
Shaqiri forced a good save in the early stages of the match and later punctuated a counterattack with a strong shot into the side-netting. He'll need to pick up his game a bit in the coming days, but his performance on Sunday was a decent start.