MANAUS, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) - Xherdan Shaqiri's double
gave Switzerland a 2-0 halftime lead over Honduras in a Group E
match on Wednesday to give the Alpine nation a great chance of
progressing to the World Cup knockout stages.
Switzerland took the lead after six minutes with Shaqiri
firing a superb shot from just outside the penalty box into the
A swift counter attack led to the second goal after 31
minutes with Josip Drmic finding an unmarked Shaqiri who calmly
slid the ball past Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares.
(Writing by Nigel Hunt; editing by Justin Palmer)