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Blerim Džemaili scores the first direct free kick of the World Cup

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Blerim Džemaili has scored the tournament's first direct-from-a-free-kick goal, and what a way to do it! Switzerland found France's weakness: the construction of a wall. Džemaili's daisy cutter sliced its way across the pitch, slipping through Karim Benzema as the striker turned sideways.

Granted, Switzerland are still losing heavily to France, but at least they've got this play to remember the game by. It looks like Džemaili's constant practice with shots from distance just might be paying off.

The goal just may have opened the floodgates, as minutes later, Granit Xhaka put in Switzerland's second.