France (5-2) Switzerland

France vs. Switzerland: Swiss Say French are Favorites (UPDATE: And They Are)


Switzerland during their first round win over Ecuador.

UPDATE: The Swiss were right: the French were clearly the favorites, walking away with a 5-2 victory and the top spot in Group E.

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Who are the favorites to win the Group E match between France and Switzerland. Depends on who you ask.

As AFP reports:

Sixth-placed Switzerland are 11 places higher than France according to FIFA’s rankings, but insist those standings mean nothing.

“Favorites? You like that word in France, eh?” Switzerland central defender Steve von Bergen said. “It is France who are the favorites.”

Switzerland assistant coach Michel Pont, who celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday, said 1998 World Cup-winners France have the upper hand.

See who comes out on top at 3 PM ET (7 PM UTC).

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