Updated: Thursday, 26 June 2014 03:23 | By Agence France-Presse

Two changes apiece in Switzerland-Honduras match

Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld made two changes to his line-up against Honduras Wednesday, bringing in striker Josip Drmic as he goes in search of a victory that could take his side through to the knockout phase.

Two changes apiece in Switzerland-Honduras match

Switzerland's forward Josip Drmic reacts during a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014 - by Anne-Christine Poujoulat

Honduras, with no points on the board, also made a couple of changes from the line-up they used in their last match against Ecuador, recalling England-based midfielder Wilson Palacios, who had been suspended for the 2-1 defeat by Ecuador.

There are a number of possible permutations in Group E, though France, currently on six points, look certain to qualify. Switzerland and Ecuador both have three points, though the Swiss have an inferior goal difference.


Diego Benaglio, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Gokhan Inler (capt), Fabia Schaer, Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami, Ricardo Rodriguez, Admir Mehmedi, Johan Djourou, Xherdan Shaqiri, Josip Drmic

Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER)


Noel Valladares (capt), Brayan Beckeles, Maynor Figueroa, Juan Carlos Garcia, Victor Bernardez, Boniek Garcia, Jorge Claros, Roger Espinoza, Wilson Palacios, Carlo Costly, Jerry Bengtson

Coach: Luis Suarez (COL)

Referee: Nestor Pitana (ARG)

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