Ecuador vs France World Cup team news: Paul Pogba returns with Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Valbuena left out

French make changes to team that steamrollered Switzerland

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France have made six changes to the team that thrashed Switzerland with qualification to the next round all but assured.

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Antoine Griezmann comes in for Olivier Giroud and Lucas Digne, Bacary Sagna and Laurent Koscielny all come in defence, while Paul Pogba is recalled to the side with Yohan Cabaye missing out through suspension.

Ecuador made one change to the team which beat Honduras 2-1 last week with midfielder Michael Arroyo coming in and striker Felipe Cacedo dropping to the bench.

The South Americans are currently second in Group E, ahead of Switzerland on goal difference so know that if they equal or better the Swiss teams result in their game against Honduras then they are through to the next round.

Ecuador: Dominguez, Paredes, Guagua, Erazo, Walter Ayovi, 
Antonio Valencia, Minda, Noboa, Montero, Arroyo, Enner Valencia.
Subs: Banguera, Ibarra, Mendez, Rojas, Caicedo, Jaime Ayovi, 
Bagui, Saritama, Martinez, Achilier, Gruezo, Bone.

France: Lloris, Sagna, Koscielny, Sakho, Digne, Griezmann, 
Pogba, Schneiderlin, Matuidi, Sissoko, Benzema.
Subs: Ruffier, 
Debuchy, Evra, Varane, Cabaye, Cabella, Valbuena, Giroud, 
Mavuba, Mangala, Remy, Landreau.

Referee: Noumandiez Doue (Ivory Coast)