In Pics: FIFA World Cup Day 9

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In Pics: FIFA World Cup Day 9
Brazil, June 21: Former world champions France toyed with the Swiss defence to win 5-2 in a Group E class at the Arena Fonte Nova on Friday.

Enner Valencia scored twice to help Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1 in a key World Cup tie in Group E at the Arena da Baixada.

Here, we present before you a few interesting pictures from day 9 of FIFA World Cup 2014.

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France's Olivier Giroud, left, and Mathieu Valbuena celebrate after the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil

World Cup Day 9

Ecuador's goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez, right, tries to punch the ball clear during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Bra

FIFA World Cup Day 9

Honduras' Carlo Costly celebrates after scoring a goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil

FIFA World Cup Day 9

Honduras' Luis Garrido, left, kicks the ball away from Ecuador's Jefferson Montero during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba

FIFA World Cup Day 9

Honduras' Carlo Costly, right, scores a goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil

FIFA World Cup Day 9

Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Honduras' goalkeeper Noel Valladares during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador

FIFA World Cup Day 9

Referee Benjamin Williams, left, from Australia books Honduras' Jerry Bengtson, second right, during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba

FIFA World Cup Day 9

Ecuador's Enner Valencia kisses the ball under his jersey after scoring his side's second goal with a header during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador

FIFA World Cup Day 9

Ecuador's Enner Valencia, top right, scores his team's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba

France's Moussa Sissoko, right, celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal

France's Moussa Sissoko, right, celebrates scoring his side's fifth goal past Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio, center, during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

France's Karim Benzema, bottom, shoots and scores his side's fourth goal

France's Karim Benzema, bottom, shoots and scores his side's fourth goal past Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

France's Mathieu Valbuena, right, celebrates

France's Mathieu Valbuena, right, celebrates with his teammate Olivier Giroud after scoring his side's third goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

France's Blaise Matuidi, second right, celebrates with teammates

France's Blaise Matuidi, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

France's Olivier Giroud, second from left, scores the opening goal

France's Olivier Giroud, second from left, scores the opening goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.

France's Olivier Giroud, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal

France's Olivier Giroud, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal by running towards his teammates who are substitutes during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Switzerland's Johan Djourou, left, kisses his injured teammate

Switzerland's Johan Djourou, left, kisses his injured teammate Steve von Bergen during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez, left, and France's Olivier Giroud battle

Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez, left, and France's Olivier Giroud battle for the ball during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Switzerland's Haris Seferovic, right, challenges France's Patrice Evra

Switzerland's Haris Seferovic, right, challenges France's Patrice Evra during the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

French supporters react before the group E World Cup soccer

French supporters react before the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

An Italian supporter reacts before the group D World Cup soccer

An Italian supporter reacts before the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Italian supporters dressed as Roman Centurions react

Italian supporters dressed as Roman Centurions react before the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Italy's Mario Balotelli, left, gets in a shot despite the challenge

Italy's Mario Balotelli, left, gets in a shot despite the challenge of Costa Rica's Oscar Duarte during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Costa Rica's Joel Campbell, left, celebrates with fans

Costa Rica's Joel Campbell, left, celebrates with fans as he wears the shirt of Italy's Andrea Pirlo after the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. Costa Rica beat four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round.

Costa Rica players celebrate following the team's 1-0 victory

Costa Rica players celebrate following the team's 1-0 victory over Italy during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz, center, is congratulated by teammates

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz, center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring his side's first goal over Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz (10) watches as the ball goes past

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz (10) watches as the ball goes past Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz celebrates after scoring his side's first goal

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz celebrates after scoring his side's first goal over Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz, right, celebrates

Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz, right, celebrates after scoring then opening goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil

Italy's Mario Balotelli cries in pain after making contact with Costa Rica

Italy's Mario Balotelli cries in pain after making contact with Costa Rica's Yeltsin Tejeda, left, during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, bottom left, trains with his team in Santos, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. Mexico plays in group A at the 2014 soccer World Cup.

Italian supporters react before the group D World Cup soccer match

Italian supporters react before the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Costa Rica at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, warms up with teammates

Argentina's Lionel Messi, center, warms up with teammates during a training session in Vespasiano, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014.

 

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