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Xherdan Shaqiri looks to start Switzerland off with a victory as France will try to cope without Franck Ribéry

Stu Forster

Switzerland vs. Ecuador Croatia

12:00 PM EDT | SB Nation Preview

Bayern Player: Xherdan Shaqiri
Location: Estádio Nacional de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Television and Streaming

Switzerland (4-2-3-1)

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld

Josep Drmic [FCN]

Valon Behrami – Valentin Stocker – Xherdan Shaqiri [FCB]

Gorkan Inler – Granit Xhaka [BMG]

Ricardo Rodriguez [WOB] – Johan Djourou [HSV] – Steve Von Bergen – Stephan Lichtsteiner

Diego Benaglio [WOB]

Bench: Yann Sommer, Roman Bürki, Reto Ziegler, Philippe Senderos, Michael Lang, Fabian Schär, Tranquillo Barnetta [FFM], Belrim Dzernaili, Gelson Fernandes [SCF], Haris Seferovic, Mario Gavranovic, Admir Mehmedi [SCF]

Croatia Ecuador (4-4-2)

Manager: Reinaldo Rueda

Enner Valencia – Felipe Calcedo

Jefferson Montero – Christian Noboa – Carlos Gruezo [VfB] – Antonio Valencia

Walter Ayovi – Jorge Guagua – Frickson Erazo – Juan Paredes

Alexander Dominguez

Bench: Máximo Banguera, Adrián Bone, Gabriel Achilier, Alex Ibarra, Edison Méndez, Oswaldo Minda, Óscar Bagüí, Luis Saritama, Fidel Martínez, João Rojas, Michael Arroyo, Jaime Ayoví

France vs. Honduras 

3:00 PM EDT | SB Nation Preview

Location: Estádio José Pinheiro Borba, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Referee: Sandro Meira Ricci (Brazil)
Television and Streaming

France (4-3-3)

Manager: Didier Deschamps

Antoine Griezmann – Karim Benzema – Mathieu Valbuena

Blaise Matuidi – Paul Pogba – Yohan Cabaye

Patrice Evra – Raphaël Varane – Mamadou Sakho – Mathieu Debuchy

Hugo Lloris

Bench: Sebastian Ruffier, Mickaël Landreau, Lucas Digne, Laurent Koscielny, Eliaquim Mangala, Bacary Sagna, Mousa Sissoko, Rio Antonio Mavuba, Rémy Cabella, Morgan Schneiderlin, Loïc Rémy, Olivier Giroud

Honduras (4-4-2)

Manager: Luis Suárez

Carlos Costly – Jerry Bengston

Róger Espinosa – Luis Garrido – Wilson Palacios – Andy Najar

Emilio Izaguirre – Victor Bernárdez – Maynor Figueroa – Brayan Beckeles

Noel Valladares

Bench: Luis Lopez, Donis Escober, Osman Chávez, Juan Montes, Juan Carlos García, Boniek García, Jerry Palacios, Marvin Chávez, Edder Delgado, Jorge Claros, Rony Mártinez, Mario Martínez

Argentina vs. Bosnia Herzegovina 

6:00 PM EDT | SB Nation Preview

Location: Estadio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
Television and Streaming

Argentina (5-3-2)

Manager: Alejandro Sabella

Sergio Agüero – Lionel Messi

Ángel di María – Javier Mascherano – Maxi Rodriguez

Marcos Rojo – Hugo Campagnaro – Ezequiel Garay – Frederico Fernández – Pablo Zabaleta

Sergio Romero

Bench: Mariano Andújar, Augustin Orión, José Basanta, Martin Demichelis, Ricardo Álvarez, Lucas Biglia, Augusto Fernández, Fernando Gago, Enzo Pérez, Gonzalo Higuaín, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Rodrigo Palacio

Bosnia Herzegovina (4-2-3-1)

Manager: Safet Sušić

Edin Džeko

Senad Lulić – Zvjezdan Misimović – Miralem Pjanić

Izet Hajrović – Muhamed Bešić

Sead Kolašinac [S04] – Emir Spahić [B04] – Ermin Bičakčić [EBS] – Mensur Mujdža [SCF]

Asmir Begović

Bench: Jasmin Fejzić, Asmir Avdukić, Ognjen Vranješ, Toni Šunjić, Senijad Ibričić, Avdija Vršajević, Tino-Sven Sušić, Haris Medunjanin, Edin Višća, Anel Hadžić, Vedad Ibišević [VfB], Sejad Salihović [HOF]

Enjoy the Matches! MIA SAN MIA!