A hat-trick from Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri saw Switzerland beat Honduras to set up a tie with Argentina in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup.

The Swiss took an early lead as Shaqiri scored with a fine 25-yard strike, before he twice converted Josip Drmic passes to make it 3-0.

Xherdan Shaqiri graphic

Jerry Bengtson had the best chance for Honduras but his shot was cleared off the line by defender Ricardo Rodriguez.

Honduras finished bottom of Group E with three defeats from three matches.

And their 54-year-old coach Luis Fernando Suarez resigned after the defeat by the Swiss, saying change was "necessary for the benefit of the Honduran team".

Shaqiri, who can play on the left wing or through the middle, was the difference between the sides with his first World Cup goals.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester United reported to be interested in signing him, and impressed with his clinical finishing.

Switzerland, ranked sixth in the world and the top-seeded team in the group, began the day in third, but needed to win and hope Ecuador failed to beat France.

With the South Americans only managing to draw 0-0 in Rio, that left an opportunity for Ottmar Hitzfeld's team to move into the last 16 for the third time in six tournaments.

After losing 5-2 to France in their last match, Switzerland produced a better performance in Manaus and went ahead with Shaqiri's sixth-minute opener.

Three Honduras defenders backed off as he cut in from the right, allowing him space to curl an effort past Noel Valladares.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri became the second man to score a hat-trick in the 2014 World Cup, after Bayern Munich team-mate Thomas Muller netted three times for Germany against Portugal

The game looked to be over after 30 minutes when poor defending from Honduras allowed Drmic to collect Gokhan Inler's ball from defence and square it for an unmarked Shaqiri, who converted calmly.

From then on, Switzerland's hopes were resting on events at the Maracana, but Ecuador's failure to match their result means the Swiss advance to face Argentina in the second round in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.

However, Honduras have now failed to win any of their nine World Cup matches in three separate tournaments.

Analysis

"I've just seen one of the strangest games. Honduras lost but they had five or six golden chances. I'm not talking about half-chances, these were proper chances. How did they not score?"

The tough-tackling Central American side struggled on a pitch that was cutting up even inside the opening 10 minutes at Arena Amazonia on a night when humidity was measured at 88%.

Wigan's Juan Carlos Garcia dragged a shot wide and Brayan Beckeles also missed when well placed in the Hondurans' only notable efforts of the opening 45 minutes.

But they produced a greater threat after the break and Bengtson was unlucky as he took the ball around goalkeeper Diego Benaglio, only to shoot against Rodriguez.

Suarez's side were then denied a penalty when substitute Jerry Palacios was bundled over by Johan Djourou, and any faint hopes they may have had ended when Shaqiri scored his third in the 71st minute.

He collected another Drmic pass and finished past Valladares to complete his treble and set up a match against Lionel Messi and Argentina.

Honduras v Switzerland match facts

Switzerland scored more than one goal in the first half of a World Cup match for the first time since 1966

The two sides met in a World Cup group match in 2010 and it ended 0-0 on that occasion

Honduras have conceded two or more goals in four of their last five World Cup matches

Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez, who announced he had resigned, said: "I am not satisfied by what we achieved at the World Cup.

"The team will have good results in the future, but someone can replace me. I am sad I didn't manage to fulfil the mission they entrusted me with.

"I'm going to go on with my career. I still have a lot of will to work and do things for soccer. I will be always be connected and listening to news about Honduras and always try to help them."

Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld said: "Not only did we play a strong team but we played against the weather.

"The players showed the right attitude and will and we surpassed ourselves. Passion comes from suffering and we really suffered.

"Whenever you reach the second round it is a great motivation and we are highly motivated. We are going to write history.

"We do have a chance, even against Argentina. It is going to be a match where we have nothing to lose."

Switzerland striker Xherdan Shaqiri: "I wanted to show we could play soccer and that's what we did. I played very well and I'm happy about that and proud of the team."

Xherdan Shaqiri

Josip Drmic (left) and Xherdan Shaqiri linked up for two of Switzerland's goals against Honduras

Switzerland fans

Switzerland have reached the World Cup quarter-finals on three occasions - in 1934, 1938 and 1954

Honduras v Switzerland

Switzerland's Valon Behrami challenges Honduras and Wigan midfielder Roger Espinoza

Xherdan Shaqiri

Shaqiri (grounded) opened the scoring for Switzerland in the sixth minute

Honduras

Honduras have lost all three of their matches at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Honduras

  • 18 Valladares
  • 21 Beckeles
  • 06 García
  • 08 Palacios
  • 05 Bernárdez
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 14 García (Najar - 77' )
  • 20 Claros
  • 13 Costly (Palacios - 40' Booked )
  • 11 Bengtson
  • 15 Espinoza (Chávez - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 López
  • 02 Chávez
  • 04 Montes
  • 07 Izaguirre
  • 09 Palacios
  • 10 Martínez
  • 12 Delgado
  • 16 Martínez
  • 17 Najar
  • 19 Garrido
  • 22 Escober
  • 23 Chávez

Switzerland

  • 01 Benaglio
  • 02 Lichtsteiner
  • 13 Rodriguez
  • 08 Inler
  • 22 Schär
  • 20 Djourou
  • 10 Xhaka (Lang - 77' )
  • 11 Behrami
  • 19 Drmic (Seferovic - 73' )
  • 23 Shaqiri (Dzemaili - 87' )
  • 18 Mehmedi

Substitutes

  • 03 Ziegler
  • 04 Senderos
  • 06 Lang
  • 07 Barnetta
  • 09 Seferovic
  • 12 Sommer
  • 14 Stocker
  • 15 Dzemaili
  • 16 Fernandes
  • 17 Gavranovic
  • 21 Bürki
Ref: Néstor Pitana
Att: 40,322

Match Stats

Shots

12 16

On target

4 10

Corners

8 1

Fouls

17 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Honduras 0, Switzerland 3.

90:00 +3:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Honduras 0, Switzerland 3.

90:00 +1:10

Andy Najar (Honduras) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:10

Foul by Valon Behrami (Switzerland).

89:54

Attempt saved. Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorge Claros.

89:33

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Johan Djourou.

87:55

Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:55

Foul by Michael Lang (Switzerland).

87:31

Wilson Palacios (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:31

Foul by Blerim Dzemaili (Switzerland).

86:54

Jerry Palacios (Honduras) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:54

Foul by Valon Behrami (Switzerland).

86:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Switzerland. Blerim Dzemaili replaces Xherdan Shaqiri.

84:48

Offside, Switzerland. Admir Mehmedi tries a through ball, but Ricardo Rodriguez is caught offside.

82:37

Attempt saved. Gökhan Inler (Switzerland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

81:02

Attempt saved. Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Lang with a cross.

79:47

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Diego Benaglio.

79:43

Attempt saved. Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Chávez with a cross.

79:13

Wilson Palacios (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:13

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland).

77:10

Attempt saved. Andy Najar (Honduras) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jerry Palacios.

76:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Andy Najar replaces Óscar García.

76:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Switzerland. Michael Lang replaces Granit Xhaka.

75:29

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Óscar García with a cross following a corner.

75:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:37

Delay in match Marvin Chávez (Honduras) because of an injury.

74:10

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Johan Djourou.

74:07

Attempt blocked. Jorge Claros (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Óscar García.

72:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Switzerland. Haris Seferovic replaces Josip Drmic.

70:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Honduras 0, Switzerland 3. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josip Drmic following a fast break.

68:55

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Fabian Schär.

68:23

Attempt blocked. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Valon Behrami.

66:30

Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:30

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland).

65:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

65:17 Booking

Booking Jerry Palacios (Honduras) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:45

Delay in match Fabian Schär (Switzerland) because of an injury.

64:28

Foul by Jerry Palacios (Honduras).

64:28

Fabian Schär (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:03

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Fabian Schär.

62:31

Marvin Chávez (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:31

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland).

61:17

Attempt missed. Brayan Beckeles (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

59:51

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

59:08

Foul by Marvin Chávez (Honduras).

59:08

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:35

Attempt saved. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Admir Mehmedi.

56:59

Attempt saved. Josip Drmic (Switzerland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

55:01

Offside, Switzerland. Gökhan Inler tries a through ball, but Admir Mehmedi is caught offside.

53:41

Marvin Chávez (Honduras) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:41

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland).

52:46

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Honduras).

52:46

Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:35

Attempt blocked. Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Juan Carlos García with a through ball.

49:21

Foul by Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras).

49:21

Josip Drmic (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:21

Foul by Jerry Bengtson (Honduras).

47:21

Valon Behrami (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:58

Attempt missed. Gökhan Inler (Switzerland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johan Djourou following a set piece situation.

46:20

Foul by Marvin Chávez (Honduras).

46:20

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Honduras 0, Switzerland 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Marvin Chávez replaces Roger Espinoza.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Honduras 0, Switzerland 2.

45:00 +1:34

Attempt saved. Josip Drmic (Switzerland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a through ball.

45:00 +0:47

Foul by Jerry Palacios (Honduras).

45:00 +0:47

Johan Djourou (Switzerland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:59

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Honduras).

43:59

Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:28

Attempt saved. Josip Drmic (Switzerland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a through ball.

41:59

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

40:56

Delay in match Diego Benaglio (Switzerland) because of an injury.

40:31

Foul by Jerry Bengtson (Honduras).

40:31

Diego Benaglio (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:00

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Admir Mehmedi.

39:32

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

39:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Jerry Palacios replaces Carlo Costly because of an injury.

38:44

Delay in match Carlo Costly (Honduras) because of an injury.

37:02

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Honduras).

37:02

Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:32

Attempt missed. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Gökhan Inler following a set piece situation.

36:18

Foul by Jorge Claros (Honduras).

36:18

Gökhan Inler (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:18

Attempt missed. Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Roger Espinoza.

30:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Honduras 0, Switzerland 2. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josip Drmic with a through ball.

29:37

Foul by Juan Carlos García (Honduras).

29:37

Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:58

Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:58

Foul by Josip Drmic (Switzerland).

27:40

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Honduras).

27:40

Josip Drmic (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:11

Óscar García (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:11

Foul by Johan Djourou (Switzerland).

24:14

Carlo Costly (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:14

Foul by Fabian Schär (Switzerland).

23:33

Foul by Jerry Bengtson (Honduras).

23:33

Johan Djourou (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:20

Attempt missed. Brayan Beckeles (Honduras) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

20:54

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Fabian Schär.

20:29

Attempt blocked. Roger Espinoza (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerry Bengtson.

19:59

Attempt missed. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josip Drmic.

18:50

Jorge Claros (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:50

Foul by Gökhan Inler (Switzerland).

17:55

Óscar García (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:55

Foul by Ricardo Rodriguez (Switzerland).

15:48

Corner, Switzerland. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

15:44

Attempt blocked. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:50

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Honduras).

14:50

Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:44

Foul by Jerry Bengtson (Honduras).

13:44

Valon Behrami (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:59

Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:59

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland).

8:21

Attempt missed. Juan Carlos García (Honduras) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Wilson Palacios.

7:52

Jorge Claros (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:52

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland).

7:16

Foul by Brayan Beckeles (Honduras).

7:16

Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:30

Juan Carlos García (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:30

Foul by Valon Behrami (Switzerland).

5:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Honduras 0, Switzerland 1. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

3:27

Attempt missed. Wilson Palacios (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

2:18

Wilson Palacios (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:18

Foul by Admir Mehmedi (Switzerland).

2:13

Attempt blocked. Granit Xhaka (Switzerland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

2:11

Attempt saved. Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josip Drmic with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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