Argentina vs Switzerland team news: Ezequiel Lavezzi replaces injured Sergio Aguero for Argentina with Switzerland unchanged

Teams battling for a quarter-final against either Belgium or USA

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Ezequiel Lavezzi will replace the injured Sergio Aguero in Argentina's team to face Switzerland with the two teams compete for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

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Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella has stuck with a 4-3-3 formation, with top scorer Lionel Messi dropping behind Lavezzi and Gonzalo Higuain in attack. 

Aguero was injured in Argentina's last group-stage match against Nigeria. 

Switzerland will use the same lineup that started in its previous match against Honduras, with hat-trick hero Xherdan Shaqiri playing on the wing of an attacking midfield behind striker Josip Drmic. 

Switzerland have never beaten Argentina in six attempts. Meanwhile Argentina have a perfect record of three wins in this World Cup, while Switzerland were thrashed in their second game against France.


Argentina: Sergio Romero; Pablo Zabaleta, Federico Fernandez, Ezequiel Garay, Marcos Rojo; Fernando Gago, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria; Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi
Subs: Orion, Campagnaro, Biglia, Perez, Maxi Rodriguez, Augusto Fernandez, Demichelis, Palacio, Alvarez, Aguero, Andujar, Basanta. 

Diego Benaglio; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Johan Djourou, Fabian Schaer, Ricardo Rodriquez; Xherdan Shaqiri, Gokhan Inler, Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Admir Mehmedi; Josip Drmic.
Subs: Sommer, Ziegler, Senderos, von Bergen, Lang, Barnetta, Seferovic, Stocker, Dzemaili, Fernandes, Gavranovic, Burki.

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)