10 interesting stats ahead of France vs Switzerland

1 – These two nations previous met in their opening game of the 2006 World Cup. The game ended 0-0. Switzerland went on to win the group before being eliminated at the round of 16 on penalties without conceding a single goal in the tournament. France went on to reach the final, losing on penalties to Italy.

2 – Karim Benzema’s double versus Honduras was the first time a French player had scored twice in a World Cup game since Zinedine Zidane in the final of France ’98.

2 – Switzerland have only conceded 2 goals in their last 8 World Cup matches.

2 – Karim Benzema became the second player to score 2 goals on his World Cup debut in this tournament. Neymar’s brace versus Croatia was the first.

4 – Switzerland have won 4 of their previous 15 World Cup matches versus European nations, drawing 3, losing 8.

7 – France’s win over Honduras was their first in their last seven attempts to win a World Cup match outside of Europe.

8 – Karim Benzema has scored 8 goals in his last 7 games for France.

20% – France have won only 1 of their last 5 World Cup matches.

93 – Haris Seferović striker in the 3rd minute of stoppage time to beat Ecuador has been the latest winner scored in this World Cup so far.

99 – The next goal France score at a World Cup will be their 100th. Only Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina have scored more.