French striker Karim Benzema thought he had a added a sixth goal for France in the match against Switzerland , but was denied by the final whistle. Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers blew for time in the middle of a French attack, which ended with what Benzema thought was his second goal of the game. Kuipers refused to recognise the goal, which would have made the score 6-2 for France and put Benzema alone on top of the tournament goal-scoring table on four goals. It was the second misfortune for the Real Madrid striker in Brazil. In France's opening game against Honduras, a goal he thought should gave been his was ruled an own goal by the goalkeeper on the basis of the new goalline technology.

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