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Shaqiri scores hat trick to put Swiss into 2nd round of World Cup with 3-0 win over Honduras

  • Honduras' Boniek Garcia (14) controls the ball next to Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Honduras' Boniek Garcia (14) controls the ball next to Switzerland's Ricardo Rodriguez during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Honduras' Jorge Claros, left, tries to block a cross from Switzerland's Josip Drmic (19) during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Honduras' Jorge Claros, left, tries to block a cross from Switzerland's Josip Drmic (19) during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)  (The Associated Press)

Xherdan Shaqiri scored all three goals Wednesday to put Switzerland into the second round of the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Honduras.

The Swiss will next face Lionel Messi and Argentina on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.

Shaqiri scored his first goal in the sixth minute, dribbling into a crowd of defenders and curling a shot into the net off the underside of the crossbar. In the 31st, he collected a pass from Josip Drmic after a defensive error and easily beat Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares.

Shaqiri completed his hat trick in the 71st. Drmic did well to beat Honduras defender Victor Bernardez on the left and pass to a charging Shaqiri, who one-timed his shot past a diving Valladares.