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Shaqiri leads attacking Swiss against Honduras

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm •  Published: June 25, 2014
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MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Xherdan Shaqiri will lead a three-man attacking midfield behind striker Josip Drmic for Switzerland in its final Group E match against Honduras on Wednesday at the World Cup.

The Bayern Munich winger will start on the right with Granit Xhaka in the middle and Admir Mehmedi on the left.

In central defense, Fabian Schaer will start in place of the injured Steve von Bergen, who is out of the World Cup after breaking a bone in his face in the 5-2 loss to France last week.

For Honduras, Carlo Costly will play up front with Jerry Bengtson. Costly scored in the 2-1 loss to Ecuador last week, the first goal for Honduras at a World Cup since the 1982 tournament in Spain.

Both teams can still advance to the second round from Group E.

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Lineups:

Honduras: Noel Valladares; Brayan Beckeles, Victor Bernardez, Maynor Figueroa, Juan Carlos Garcia; Oscar Boniek Garcia, Jorge Claros, Wilson Palacios, Roger Espinoza; Carlo Costly, Jerry Bengtson.

Switzerland: Diego Benaglio; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Johan Djourou, Fabian Schaer, Ricardo Rodriguez; Valon Behrami, Gokhan Inler, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka, Admir Mehmedi; Josip Drmic.


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