Honduras vs Switzerland World Cup 2014 team news: Ottmar Hitzfeld makes two changes as he tries to reach knockout stage


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Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has made two changes to the side that was thrashed against France on Friday.

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One of those is enforced after Stefan von Bergen picked up an injury after just nine minutes in the 5-2 defeat - but the man who replaced him that day, Philippe Senderos will not play tonight.

Instead, 22-year-old FC Basel defender Fabian Schar will play as Hitzfeld looks to shore up a defence that was picked apart by Karim Benzema and Co.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Josip Drmic replaces Haris Serefovic up front. Switzerland need to win to be sure of qualification, and will be relying on France to get at least a draw.

Honduras boss Luis Fernando Suarez also makes two changes with Wilson Palacios returning after suspension and Juan Garcia also in.

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre is replaced, as is Luis Garrido.

Honduras: Valladares, Figueroa, Bernardez, J Garcia, W Palacios, Bengtson, Costly, B Garcia, Espinoza, Claros, Beckeles.

Substitutes: Izaguirre, O Chavez, Martinez, M Chavez, Escobar, Delgado, Palacios, Naja, Garrido, Montes, Martinez, Fernandez.

Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqir.

Substitutes: Barnett, Sender, Ziegler, Sommer, Dzemai, Fernan, Lang, Stocker, Burki, Gavrano, Seferov.