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France romp, Costa Rica stun Italy

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France thrashed Switzerland 5-2 to surge closer to the World Cup last 16 as Costa Rica booked their place in the knockout rounds with a 1-0 upset of Italy, which confirmed England's exit. 

France's Olivier Giroud (top R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during their 5-2 Group E win over Switzerland at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 20, 2014

Goals from Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena, Karim Benzema and Moussa Sissoko gave rampant France a thumping victory as the 1998 champions ran riot in Salvador.

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