• Switzerland and France last met on 13 June 2006; it was in Stuttgart in their opening game of that year's World Cup. The game ended 0-0; it was their only previous encounter at the World Cup.
  • France are unbeaten in their last five games against Switzerland (W2 D3). The Nati's last win against their neighbours dates back to 27 May 1992 in a friendly played in Lausanne (2-1).
  • Switzerland are yet to beat France in a competitive game (qualifiers + major tournaments), drawing three and losing one (Euro 2004 group stages).
  • The last three games between Switzerland and France have all been drawn and have only produced two goals.
  • France have scored 99 goals in World Cup history. Only four teams (Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina) have netted more.
  • In their opening games, both teams enjoyed more possession than they had previously managed in a single World Cup game since 1966 - France (70.8%) and Switzerland (62.16%).
  • Thanks to his brace against Honduras, Karim Benzema became the first France player to score two goals in a single World Cup game since Zinedine Zidane scored a brace in the 1998 final.
  • The Real Madrid striker has scored eight goals in his last seven caps.
  • Three of France's last six goals in the World Cup have come from the penalty spot.
  • Eight of Switzerland's last 10 goals at the World Cup have come in the second half.
  • Ricardo Rodriguez delivered two assists in his first game at the World Cup.