Martin O'Neill embarrasses Patrick Vieira and Fabio Cannavaro on live TV

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France's 5-2 demolition of Switzerland in World Cup Group E on Friday night was not too amusing for Swiss viewers, but those in the UK watching the post match analysis on ITV had plenty to laugh about thanks to Martin O'Neill.

The Republic of Ireland manager was analysing the victory with Patrick Vieira and Fabio Cannavaro when he was the subject of a little jibe by presenter Adrian Chiles when talking about Switzerland's first goal, a free-kick that went straight through the French wall after a feeble attempt to block it by Karim Benzema - but his comeback was great.

"Were you strong in a defensive wall, Martin? I can imagine you in the wall, with your glasses on, flinching a little bit like [Karim] Benzema," was Chiles' comment.

This was very amusing to Vieira and Cannavaro, but the Nottingham Forest legend had something to say to the World Cup winners chuckling at his expense, reminding them of their lack of European Cup/Champions League winners medals compared to his two, drawing nothing but a brief embarrassed silence before plenty of laughter.

WATCH: Martin O'Neill embarrasses World Cup winners Patrick Vieira and Fabio Cannavaro on live TV...

O'Neill has previous with embarrassing fellow guests live on television. At another World cup, France '98, he was joined by pop star Robbie Williams in the BBC studio and had more than a few choice words for the Take That star. Watch it below...

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