World Cup 2014 live: Day 9 from Brazil including reaction to England's exit after Costa Rica's 1-0 win over Italy plus France's 5-2 triumph over Switzerland and Ecuador's 2-1 victory over Honduras - Live coverage - The Independent

World Cup 2014 live: Day 9 from Brazil including reaction to England's exit after Costa Rica's 1-0 win over Italy plus France's 5-2 triumph over Switzerland and Ecuador's 2-1 victory over Honduras

Italy v Costa Rica, Switzerland v France and Honduras v Ecuador on Day 9! 
Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of day nine of the Fifa World Cup with Marc Williams and Samuel Stevens. We'll have all the reaction to England's exit after Italy failed to do Roy Hodgson's side a favour this afternoon by losing 1-0 to Costa Rica. After 
France's 5-2 demolition of Switzerland, Ecuador then defeated Honduras 2-1 in Curitiba...

    18 mins: Well, well well - France score a second straight after the restart!

    Ottmar Hitzfeld, the Switzerland head coach, will be furious with his side's defending as Karim Benzema is played behind only to slide the ball to Laise Matuidi who finishes well. Pandemonium in the stands. It went in just 13 seconds after the Swiss had got play under way again.

    A cool finish from the Paris Saint Germain man. Swiss hopes in tatters. 

    6/20/2014 7:23:10 PM
    23 mins: In one of the most ridiculous examples of shooting yourselves in the foot, Switzerland are just happy to keep the ball for a little while now. 

    Their first attempt at an attack since that incredible quick-fire double is easily cancelled out by a decent Moussa Sissoko interception. 
    6/20/2014 7:25:56 PM
    26 mins: Were you proud of us for resisting the temptation to make a cheese-with-holes joke about the Swiss defence by the way?!
    6/20/2014 7:27:23 PM
    28 mins: Chance for Switzerland to get back in it!


    The Swiss break out of nowhere courtesy of a powerful run through the middle by Haris Seferovic who glances the ball to his left and plays in Xherdan Shaqiri. His effort goes inches wide. Close!
    6/20/2014 7:31:43 PM
    PENALTY TO FRANCE! 
    6/20/2014 7:31:50 PM
    31 mins: Karim Benzema's penalty is saved!


    What a save from Diego Benaglio. He guesses correctly which way he needs to go and the ball glances back into the box. 

    Falling at Yohan Cabaye's feet, however, the former Newcastle United playmaker then rattles the woodwork. Unbelievable scenes! 
    6/20/2014 7:32:23 PM
    GOOOOAAALLLLL! Switzerland 0-3 France - Mathieu Valbuena.
    6/20/2014 7:40:49 PM
    72 mins: Oh dear, oh dear Switzerland. 

    Gokhan Inler, the Swiss captain, loses the ball and Karim Benzema punishes him ever-so-cruelly with a delicate ball to Moussa Sissoko who c

    The Newcastle United man only needs to slide it home and that is exactly what he does. The French are running riot here!

    6/20/2014 8:33:05 PM
    GOOOAAAALLL! Switzerland 1-5 France - Blerim Dzemaili with a stunner!
    6/20/2014 8:39:19 PM
    79 mins: It won't be much of a consolation to the Swiss contingent in the stands today but that was top drawer! 

    Blerim Dzemaili, from a free-kick which was at least 35-yards-out, benefits from a poor French wall and sends his bullet-like effort straight into the bottom corner. Game on? We wish unfortunately.

    6/20/2014 8:42:33 PM
    GOOOOAAAALLLLL! Switzerland 2-5 - Granit Xhaka!
    6/20/2014 8:45:27 PM
    86 mins: This is an absolute goal-fest in Salvador! 

    Granit Xhaka gets Switzerland's second of the day with a superb take-down from Gokhan Inler's forward ball and fires past Hugo Lloris first time! The Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper had no chance with that one.
    6/20/2014 8:47:16 PM
    THREE MINUTES ADDED TIME.
    6/20/2014 8:49:43 PM
    FULL-TIME: Switzerland 2-5 France. 

    6/20/2014 8:51:39 PM
    Quite an incident occurs as the referee blows his whistle... The excellent Karim Benzema curls an absolute beauty into the Swiss net just four seconds after full-time is announced. What a goal that would have been. 

    The Real Madrid forward looks a tad perplexed. 
    6/20/2014 8:54:13 PM
    Jack Pitt-Brooke is on the ball with his analysis straight on full-time...

    Switzerland scored two excellent late goals, showing again the quality that has excited so many, but this performance was a marker put down by France that they are going to win their group and reach far into this tournament. 

    They were excellent for the first hour and even better when Paul Pogba, who could be the midfielder of the tournament, came on. Antoine Griezmann, a wonderful creative player, only played the final few minutes. If they can maintain their intensity, quality and focus over 90 minutes they will take some stopping.

    6/20/2014 8:54:51 PM
    30 mins: Honduras score their first World Cup goal since 1982!

    An awful mistake by Jorge Goagua on the middle of his own half allows the ball through to Carlo Costly who emphatically smashes it past Ecuador keeper Alexander Dominguez. Superb finish!

    Gutted that I've already made the Costly joke now.

    6/20/2014 10:33:57 PM
    GOOOOAAAALLLL! Honduras 1-1 ECUADOR - Enna Valencia!
    6/20/2014 10:34:27 PM
    33 mins: Jan Paredes swings his boot at a cross across goal and, via a deflection off Maynor Figueroa's knee, it falls to Enna Valencia who just has to stab it home. Easy as you like.

    Ecuador hit back immediately!

    6/20/2014 10:36:17 PM
    Don't worry Sepp, nobody thinks you look like an evil dictator.. 

    6/20/2014 10:47:11 PM
    DISALLOWED GOAL! Honduras.
    6/20/2014 10:47:49 PM
    45 mins: Carlo Costly heads the ball off the crossbar, almost single-handedly doubling Honduras' all-time World Cup goal tally, before Jerry Bengtson is adjudged to have handled the ball before knocking in the rebound. 

    Controversy ensues but replays suggest the referee got it spot on. The yellow card, at least to us, seems a tad harsh though. It was instinctive rather than premeditated.
    6/20/2014 10:50:55 PM
    HALF TIME: Honduras 1-1 Ecuador. 

    6/20/2014 10:52:20 PM




    6/20/2014 11:01:37 PM
    OFF WE GO! The second half gets under way!
    6/20/2014 11:04:29 PM
    Honduras players argue their case to referee Benjamin William after Jerry Bengtson's disallowed goal in the first half.

    6/20/2014 11:08:55 PM
    51 mins: Ecuador have started this half the better and continue to press but they can't forge a true goal scoring opportunity. Manchester United man Antonio Valencia is looking like a tricky customer on the right wing.
    6/20/2014 11:13:34 PM
    6/20/2014 11:20:31 PM
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