Soccer-Switzerland's Shaqiri scores second hat-trick of World Cup


MANAUS, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) - Switzerland forward Xherdan Shaqiri scored a hat-trick against Honduras in their final Group E game on Wednesday, becoming the second player after Germany's Thomas Mueller to net three times in a game at this World Cup.

Shaqiri scored from close range in the 71st minute to make the score 3-0 to Switzerland.

He had earlier fired home a beautiful left-foot shot from 25 metres in the sixth minute to give his side the lead and finished off a flowing move in the 31st minute.

Mueller scored three goals against Portugal in his side's opening match, which the Germans won 4-0. (Reporting by David Ljunggren, editing by Ed Osmond)

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