Honduras 0 3 Switzerland
25th June 2014 at 21:00 GMT
Arena Amazonia, Manaus
Group E - Group Stage

A hat-trick from Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri saw Switzerland beat Honduras to set up a tie with Argentina in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup.

The Swiss took an early lead as Shaqiri scored with a fine 25-yard strike, before he twice converted Josip Drmic passes to make it 3-0.

Jerry Bengtson had the best chance for Honduras but his shot was cleared off the line by defender Ricardo Rodriguez.

Honduras finished bottom of Group E with three defeats from three matches.

And their 54-year-old coach Luis Fernando Suarez resigned after the defeat by the Swiss, saying change was “necessary for the benefit of the Honduran team”.

Shaqiri, who can play on the left wing or through the middle, was the difference between the sides with his first World Cup goals.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester United reported to be interested in signing him, and impressed with his clinical finishing.

Switzerland, ranked sixth in the world and the top-seeded team in the group, began the day in third, but needed to win and hope Ecuador failed to beat France.

With the South Americans only managing to draw 0-0 in Rio, that left an opportunity for Ottmar Hitzfeld’s team to move into the last 16 for the third time in six tournaments.