FIFA World Cup: Xherdan Shaqiri's Hattrick Puts Swiss Into 2nd Round

Switzerland demolished Honduras 3-0 to  finish second in Group E behind France, who held Ecuador to a 0-0 draw in the other game.

updated: September 08, 2014 13:45 IST
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Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri, right, celebrates with teammate Josip Drmic after scoring against Honduras.

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Manaus: Xherdan Shaqiri scored all three goals on Wednesday to put Switzerland into the second round of the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Honduras.

The Swiss will next face Lionel Messi and Argentina on Tuesday in Sao Paulo. (Full FIFA World Cup Standings)

Shaqiri scored his first goal in the sixth minute, dribbling into a crowd of defenders and curling a shot into the net off the underside of the crossbar. In the 31st, he collected a pass from Josip Drmic after a defensive error and easily beat Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares.

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