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
Tuesday 01 July 2014
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.
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.
Switzerland: 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)
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