Switzerland stun France, bundle reigning world champions out of Euro 2020

June 29th, 2021 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Switzerland shocked the world by eliminating reigning world champions France from Euro 2020 at the National Arena.

The Swiss opened the scoring on 15 minutes with Haris Seferovic’s header after Steven Zuber’s wonderful cross from the left.

Vladimir Petkovic’s men almost doubled their lead after 55 minutes but Ricardo Rodriguez’s penalty shot was saved by Hugo Lloris down his bottom right corner.

After a horrible first half, France turned things around in just two minutes with Karim Benzema.

Benzema equalised with a fine strike, following a brilliant touch, on 57 minutes and then turned things around with a header.

Paul Pogba appeared to have sealed qualification with a screamer in the 75th minute but Seferovic put his country back in the game six minutes later.

Mario Gavranovic then did the unthinkable in the 90th minute as he equalised with a beautiful shot from the edge of the box.

Nothing major happened on extra-time and so the game went on penalties.

All Swiss players hit the target, France’s stars were also on target except for Kylian Mbappe who was beaten by Yann Sommer.

Photo Credit: Sky Sports

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