France thoroughly dismantled Switzerland on Friday to move atop Group E with a 5-2 thrashing. It was an impressive display from Les Bleus, who have now scored 16 goals in their last three international matches.
Olivier Giroud put France ahead in the 17th minute with a powerful header off of a corner kick.
Blaise Matuidi doubled the French lead just a minute later with a powerful finish to the near post.
Things nearly got out of hand in the 20th minute, but Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio denied Karim Benzema from the penalty spot.
Then things did get out of hand, as Mathieu Valbuena put away France's third off of a low cross from Giroud.
Benzema atoned for his earlier miss from the penalty spot, putting in France's fourth goal with a classy finish off of an incredible ball from Paul Pogba.
Moussa Sissoko capped the rout with France's fifth (!) goal.
Blerim Dzemaili pulled back a consolation goal with a long-ranged free kick that wasn't the finest wall Les Bleus have produced.
Granit Xhaka scored another consolation for Switzerland late, but was ultimately fruitless as France were well ahead.
Switzerland finish off group play against Honduras while France face Ecuador.
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