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Switzerland vs France: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

france switzerland1 Switzerland vs France: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

France and Switzerland will both be in confident mood going into this game. The match kicks off at 3 PM EST/12 PM PST.

Where to watch -

This is where viewers from USA can catch the game -

English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Referee -

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Starting lineups - 

France: Lloris – Evra, Sakho, Varane, Debuchy – Cabaye, Matuidi, Sissoko – Benzema, Giroud, Valbuena

Switzerland: Benaglio – Rodriguez, Djourou, Von Bergen, Lichtsteiner – Inler, Behrami, Xhaka – Mehmedi, Seferovic, Shaqiri

Switzerland -

The Swiss managed to sneak out a win in the dying minutes against Ecuador to ensure them 3 points, and will be hoping that their luck favors them yet again against the French tonight.

France -

Les Blues were not made to break a sweat in their opening game against Honduras. They strolled to a 3-0 win over them, and will hoping to keep up the momentum against Switzerland.

Statistics -

Despite the fact that Switzerland left it late against Honduras, they nearly equaled France when it came to pure attacking statistics. Both the teams had more than 10 key passes in the final third and both scored 2 goals or more. Thus, if they both maintain their attacking verve, a high-octane and pulsating contest could very much be in prospect.

Men to watch out for -

Karim Benzema tore Honduras to shreds with a well-taken brace, and the Real Madrid attacker seems to be the most potent threat for the French; while Admir Mehmedi was one of the better players for Switzerland along with winger Xerdan Shaqiri.

Prediction -

With France’s morale boosting win over Honduras, I expect Benzema to once again prove to be a headache for the Swiss defense, and to lead his team to make it two wins out of two.

Switzerland 1-3 France


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