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Shaqiri points to Swiss team-mates

26 June 2014 03:28

Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri paid credit to his team-mates, after his hat-trick in their 3-0 FIFA World Cup win over Honduras.

The Bayern Munich man scored in the sixth, 31st and 71st minutes in Manaus on Wednesday, to send Ottmar Hitzfeld's men into a last-16 date with Argentina.

Shaqiri opened the scoring at the Arena da Amazonia with a pearler from range, before Josip Drmic twice assisted his team-mate to nurture him to the 50th hat-trick at a World Cup finals.

And the 22-year-old, who also pointed to his team-mates after goals two and three, said his feat was the result of a team effort.

"I wanted us to play football and we did that. I wouldn't have scored three goals without them," Shaqiri said.

"I'm very proud of my hat-trick; I'm never going to forget this but that said I'm more proud of us as a team and that we've qualified for the round of 16."

On their impending clash with Alejandro Sabella's side on Tuesday, Shaqiri said his team would be unfancied against a tournament favourite but was not giving up on his plucky side who qualified out of Group E with two wins.

"It's a dream – small Switzerland against Argentina. It will be a great match and we'll be ready for them," Shaqiri said.

"Although we're underdogs, anything is possible. You never know in football."

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Competition
World Cup
Date
25 June 2014
Game week
3
Kick-off
22:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 3
Venue
Arena Amazônia (Manaus, Amazonas)
Attendance
40322

Goals

0 - 1
6' X. Shaqiri
 (assist by S. Lichtsteiner)
0 - 2
31' X. Shaqiri
 (assist by J. Drmic)
0 - 3
71' X. Shaqiri
 (assist by J. Drmic)

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