FIFA World Cup: French Press Hails 'Breathtaking and Irresistable' Team

Switzerland were no match for their European neighbours as France showcased excellent football to collect full points from their Group E FIFA World Cup match.

updated: June 21, 2014 16:43 IST
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All hail the artist: Karim Benzema (right) gets the appreciation he deserves after scoring against Switzerland.

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Paris: The French press hailed their country's "breathtaking" performance after they recorded their second consecutive victory at the 2014 World Cup, beating Switzerland 5-2 on Friday.

Following their 3-0 victory over Honduras in the first round of matches, Les Bleus blew away their neighbours Switzerland in a match which L'Equipe described as a "magical display" and featured a side which "has all the weapons to become one of the star teams at this World Cup."

The victory came four years to the day after the French World Cup squad went on strike in South Africa and puts them on the brink of qualification for the second round.

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