Last Updated: 20/06/14 9:58pm
GOAL! NO! The whistle has blown for full time but it was a glorious strike from the edge of the box from Benzema! The French protest rumbles on, but it is irrelevant. France are emphatic winners on the night.
Into the final minute of the ninety and France are happy to sit back now and rest on the lead they have, time to simply see it out.
Yohan Cabaye will miss the last group outing for France against Ecuador in Rio after flying in on Dzemail.
GOAL! SWITZERLAND! GRANIT XHAKA! Precision ball over the top from Inler is met first time by Xhaka, who slides it low beyond Lloris and the goal-fest continues!
Warning for Pogba after he flew into a tackle, no card and Switzerland are struggling to find a route through from the set piece.
The set piece is wasted by France and Switzerland are starting to show signs of frustration with some rash tackles.
GOAL! SWITZERLAND! BLERIM DZEMALI! It's a mere consolation for Switzerland but it is sloppy from the France. Dzemali strikes a long-range free kick low and straight through the wall, leaving Lloris helpless as the ball found the bottom corner.
Another goal-line scramble for Switzerland and Sissoko and Benzema both have shots on goal, they manage to avoid a sixth, for now. It looks like it may well be coming, though.
France fly forward again and Sissoko squares the ball to Valbuena on the edge of the box and his fierce effort is saved by Benaglio this time. It is full-on attack from France.
'Ole' time at the Fonte Nova as France pass the ball across midfield before drawing a free kick just inside the Swiss half.
Switzerland on the move from the restart but the ball is plunged into touch as the French fans continue to party in the stands.
GOAL! FRANCE! MOUSA SISSOKO! Switzerland are capitulating here as France unlock their defence once more. Inler gives the ball away before Benzema offers a neat pass to Sissoko on the right of the box and he strikes first time into the bottom corner of Benaglio's goal.
Another chance for France as Varane slides Evra in on the left of the Swiss box, but he is unable to slot it home.
Switzerland still looking to get back into the game but their attack down the left is easily cut off by Koscielny.
GOAL! FRANCE! KARIM BENZEMA! It's three goals in two goals for the Real Madrid striker and he will have eyes on the golden boot now. It's a phenomenal ball from the outside of the ball from Pogba and Benzema simply slots through the legs of Benaglio after Senderos is exposed.
Switzerland race forward again and get the ball into the box, where Mehmedi is excellently charged down by Lloris.
First change for France as Paul Pogba comes on to replace Olivier Giroud, who has certainly made his point.
France content to pass across their backline before picking out Giroud with a fine long ball. Debuchy is then brought down in the box but the referee is not interested this time.
The subsequent corner is poor from France and Switzerland clear long, only for Lloris to pump the ball straight back.
Evra wins the ball back for France and races into Swiss territory and Switzerland are under serious pressure as Giroud and Benzema both come close to adding a fourth.
Switzerland patiently looking for a route through the French defence but are pushed back to the halfway line to regroup.
France win the ball back but Inler manages to snatch it back and Dzemali's stinging shot from the edge of the box is just too high to test Lloris.
France come forward in numbers but Giroud opts to take on another ambitious effort, which goes at least five yards wide of Benaglio's goal.
Shaqiri outwits Sissoko and drifts into space, but his shot from outside the box is well wide of the target.
Switzerland starting to test the French midfield ranks as Valbuena is penalilsed for a push on the halfway line.
It's a low cross from Shaqiri, which hits the body of Matuidi on the way out for a Swiss corner. The second set piece comes to nothing as Switzerland fail to test Lloris.
Shaqiri finds space on the left side and draws a foul from Sissoko. Good position for the free kick, can they make it count?
Aerial battle is won by Switzerland but they are pressed back into their own half by the high French line.
Patient build-up from Switzerland as they make their way down the left touchline before Rodriguez's cross goes straight to the defenders.
There was a half-time change from Switzerland with Blerim Dzemali coming on to replace Valron Behrami.
Corner comes in low towards Sissoko, who is unable to control and it goes out for a Switzerland throw.
France back on the charge as Debuchy makes his way down the right flank before squaring the ball towards Giroud, who earns a corner.
Nice ball from Seferovic releases Mehmedi into the box but he is thwarted by an excellent sliding tackle from Sakho.
We're back underway at the Fonte Nova and Switzerland have an early attack, which is quickly broken down.
Chris Green has been appalled by Switzerland's defensive efforts, he says: 'One word to sum up the Swiss' schoolboy-type defending so far: calamitous.'
Switzerland 0-3 France! What a start from France! What can Ottmar Hitzfeld say to his Swiss team here? Olivier Giroud gave France the lead on 17 minutes and the second came within 13 seconds of the restart as Matuidi fired beyond Benaglio in the Switzerland goal. Benzema should have made it three from the penalty spot, but his miss did not deter France, as they continued to attack and reaped their rewards as Valbuena hit the back of the net after a free-flowing counter attack.
There is time for one final attack from France as Benzema steals the ball midway into Swiss territory before firing a rather weak shot into the hands of Benaglio.
Only two minutes added time despite that injury to Steve von Bergen early on. Switzerland come down the right before turning inside and losing possession.
Lloris goes long in search of Giroud but his control allows Switzerland to regather possession, although they're not sure where to go with it.
Switzerland looking to pass their way out of their own half but France are leaving little space as they press high.
No signs of stopping from France as they race forward again from the restart and Benaglio is forced to make another fine save. Every time France come forward Switzerland are looking vulnerable.
GOAL! FRANCE! MATHIEU VALBUENA! Slick counter-attacking move from France as they win the ball from the corner and Varane slides a perfect through-ball for Giroud. The Arsenal forward offers a perfect ball across the face of goal for Valbuena, who smashes home at the back post.
Good attacking move from Switzerland as Mehmedi allows Shaqiri to race towards the byline, before Debuchy raced back to make an excellent recovery tackle.
France on the attack once more as Valbuena slides the ball into Benzema, who attempts to trundle through alone before being crowded out.
Switzerland are starting to grow in confidence and looking much better for it. Can they start and find that final ball in the attacking third?
Neat ball from Senderos gets Shaqiri into space in French territory, but the playmaker soon runs into traffic.
Evra wins the ball back excellently from Shaqiri before charging into Swiss territory, only his pass is poor and Switzerland get the ball back.
Switzerland looking to settle the pace somewhat by passing their way across their back four. They have been let off slightly there, can they make France pay and force their way back into this one?
MISSED! Benzema misses the opportunity to put France 3-0 as Benaglio forces his shot onto the crossbar and the rebound is also clattered into the framework by Cabaye.
PENALTY! This is going from bad to worse for Switzerland as Djourou trips Benzema in the box and Bjorn Kuipers has no hesitation in pointing to the spot.
Switzerland hit back on the counter attack and Shaqiri slides a shot across the face of Lloris' goal and the French captain appeared to get a hand to it, but there is no corner.
France knock the ball long down field and Giroud chests down before turning an unleashing a fierce long-distance effort which just sails over the crossbar. He is full of confidence after finding that early goal!
Switzerland win a free kick on the right flank and the initial delivery is cleared before a return is put in the net by Xhaka, who is offside, by a fair distance. France proving the value of a discipline back line there.
The French riposte is fluid and Benzema almost catches Benaglio off guard with an early shot as he approached the box, the keeper is just about equal to the challenge this time.
Switzerland stringing a series of passes together before attacking the left wing, where Sissoko is covering to stop them from going any further.
Switzerland getting a little bit more hurried about their business as they hunt France down in their own half.
France are showing no signs of relenting now, those two goals in quick succession have really fired them up.
France get a free kick midway into Swiss territory and it is swung in. Giroud managed to get a glancing header on the ball but was in an offside position. Switzerland need to regroup, and quickly.
GOAL! FRANCE! BLAISE MATUIDI! Switzerland are left stunned as France come again, straight from the kick off. The ball is won back in midfield before Matuidi drifts into space on the right of the Swiss box before firing beyond a hapless Benaglio, who shoudl not have been beaten at his near post. Only his second international goal and it came within 13 seconds of the restart!
GOAL! FRANCE! OLIVIER GIROUD! It is an outswinging delivery which is met perfectly by the Arsenal striker. He complained about being left out in the first game and he's proven why he should have been included there. Great header, Benaglio did get a hand to it but could not keep it out.
Giroud wins the ball back for France in an advanced position and puts a flat ball in towards Benzema, but Senderos is in well to clear. France have the corner however.
France continue to build from the back as Debuchy looks to combine with Sissoko down the right, only for the ball to end up in touch.
Beautiful exchanges from France in Swiss territory before Sissoko loses possession in trying to pick out the advancing Debuchy. As in their first game, Switzerland look to pounce on the counter but are quickly thwarted by France.
Though possession is good for France, they are yet to find that final ball as Valbuena fails to pick out Benzema in the Swiss box.
As France scramble to regain possession Debuchy flies in heavily on Mehmedi and quite rightly gets a talking to from the referee.
When France do come forward, the through ball for Giroud is too heavy and leads to an easy collection for Benaglio.
France very measured in their approach early on as they simply look to get a passing rhythm together in their own half.
Von Bergen is being led away with his eye covered and blood spilling out, he will not be able to continue.
There is a collision between Giroud and Von Bergen, the Swiss defender is down receiving treatment after taking a boot to the face from the Arsenal man. Looks nasty. There was no malice from Giroud and the referee has rightly refrained from brandishing a card.
Although the right channel was shut off, France managed to work the ball across field quickly before Benzema, brimming with confidence, turned onto his right foot and curled an effort just wide of Benaglio's right post.
Benzema lends a hand in midfield to win the ball back for France and they look to attack down the right flank.
This time the free kick goes in favour of France after an infringement from Djourou. They opt to go long and the first touch from Valbuena is a decent one, but he cannot keep the ball in the Swiss box.
Switzerland manage to win a free kick on the halfway line, but is immediately wasted by being kicked into touch.
France regain possession and make a slightly more subdued start as they look to pass across their backline and give a few touches to Lloris in goal.
Switzerland look to get proceedings off to a brisk start as they go long in search of Seferovic, before a rather ambitious long distance shot ricochets away.
That is followed by a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise by the French squad. We're ready for kick off...
There is a steely-eyed determination from the Switzerland players as the Swiss Psalm echoes around the Salvador stadium.
A quick reminder of those all important teams as they are led out by our referee for the night, Bjorn Kuipers.Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Djourou, von Bergen, Rodriguez, Behrami, Inler, Shaqiri, Xhaka, Mehmedi, SeferovicFrance: Lloris, Debuchy, Varane, Sakho, Evra, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Valbuena, Giroud, Benzema
The players are starting to assemble in the Fonte Nova tunnel, the action is not far away now. Sit tight!
Kick off is less than 15 minutes away now...Don't forget you can still have your say on the match by contacting me via Twitter, @BH92, or emailing me on Benjamin.Hampshire@bskyb.com.
One of the pivotal battles tonight will be that played out between Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland and Karim Benzema of France. Both played pivotal roles in their respective opening matches. Shaqiri turned in a man-of-the-match display against Ecuador, while Benzema became the first Frenchman to score twice in a World Cup match since Zinedine Zidane in the 1998 final.
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson is expecting France to run away with this one, 3-0 to Deschamps' side says the former England man. 'I was impressed with France's performance against Honduras and I really like Karim Benzema as a striker. He's a good player, he's not the quickest geezer in the world and he doesn't really work his socks off running along the line chasing defenders down, but he can score a goal. I wasn't impressed by the Swiss though, they weren't great. Quite average to be honest and that's why I expect France to win this quite easily.'
Meanwhile, Switzerland boss Hitzfeld believes the nature of their win in the opening match has buoyed their spirits. 'It was a dream end to the game for us and is very important for the morale of the team,' said the 68-year-old German, who has rewarded goal-scorer Seferovic with a place in the starting XI. 'It gave us some extra strength for the next two matches.'
France will be hoping to keep their 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign as a mere distance memory following the revolt which saw a number of players fly home from South Africa. No such problems this time, says Patrice Evra. 'We do not have a problem with egos in this team. I have faith in this squad, and that's a great strength,' he said. 'The star isn't one player, it's the team.'
The last three games between Switzerland and France have all been drawn and have only produced two goals. Let's hope we're in for a slightly more exciting affair this evening.
France head into the game with a five-match unbeaten record against their neighbours, winning two and drawing three. Switzerland's last win came back in 1992 when they prevailed 2-1 in a friendly match played in Lausanne.
History would favour Chris' prediction. 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.
Our friend Chris Green from Huddersfield has been in touch, he's predicting a stalemate tonight. 'I see this game ending in a 1-1 draw,' he says. Do you agree? Air your views via Twitter on @BH92 or email me on Benjamin.Hampshire@bskyb.com.
France coach Didier Deschamps also names two changes to his starting line-up. Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann are both reduced the bench, with Mousa Sissoko and Olivier Giroud included from the start.
Ottmar Hitzfeld, the Switzerland coach, has made two changes to the side that edged past Ecuador at the weekend. Both come up front as Josep Drmic and Valentin Stocker make way for Haris Seferovic and Admir Mehmedi.
France bench: Ruffier, Cabella, Griezmann, Mavuba, Mangala, Sagna, Digne, Pogba, Remy, Koscielny, Schneiderlin, Landreau
Switzerland bench: Sommer, Ziegler, Senderos, Lang, Barnetta, Stocker, Dzemaili, Fernandes, Gavranovic, Drmic, Schar, Burki
Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Djourou, von Bergen, Rodriguez, Behrami, Inler, Shaqiri, Xhaka, Mehmedi, Seferovic
Ben Hampshire on hand this evening to guide you through proceedings and as ever, I would love to hear your predictions and opinions throughout the evening. You can get in touch via the usual avenues, Tweet me on @BH92 or email me directly using Benjamin.Hampshire@bskyb.com. Who is going to take control of Group E?
The nations enter the second round of matches level on points after opening round triumphs. Switzerland left it late before claiming a 2-1 win over a stubborn Ecuador side on Sunday, while France raced to a 3-0 victory against Honduras.