Shaqiri’s hat trick propels Switzerland past Honduras

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Manaus, Brazil (4E Sports) – Xherdan Shaqiri hammered in all of Switzerland’s goals as they toppled Honduras, 3-0 Wednesday at Arena Amazônia.

The Bayern Munich midfielder first scored in the sixth minute with a strike into the top corner from 25 yards past Javier Valladares.

Then Shaqiri ran on to a pass from Josip Drmic before breaking through the Honduras defence and slamming in the ball into the bottom corner in the 31st minute.

Switzerland made a sluggish start to the second period as Honduras put on the pressure but failed to score.

In the 71st minute, Drmic skipped past Victor Bernardez before finding Shaqiri again, who slid the ball home for a hat trick.

The win propelled Switzerland to the round of 16 in a duel with Argentina.

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