Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 2014 World Cup: Lineups

Matthew Lewis

Day four of the World Cup beings with the Swiss facing off against La Tri. Here are the lineups for both teams.

Lineups are out for today's first of three World Cup matches. We begin with Switzerland vs. Ecuador, with the Swiss looking to prove that their seeding during the draw process was deserved.

Ottmar Hitzfeld hasn't sprung any surprises with his Swiss team. The attack is loaded with young talent, including two 21-year-olds, Granit Xhaka and Josip Drmic, as well as 22-year-old Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri. The midfield, meanwhile, is anchored by the experienced duo of Gökhan Inler and Valon Behrami.

There are no surprises in the Ecuador lineup either, with Manchester United's Antonio Valencia the most notable name. He's joined on the opposite wing by Jefferson Montero, giving Ecuador a potentially strong attack which will be looking to get behind Switzerland's attack-minded fullbacks. The defense will no doubt be tested by the Swiss, so a strong performance from the back line will be important in La Tri hope to get points.

Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Diego Benaglio; Ricardo Rodriguez, Steve Von Bergen, Johan Djourou, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Gökhan Inler, Valon Behrami; Valentin Stocker, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri; Josip Drmic

Ecuador (4-4-2): Alecander Domínguez; Walter Ayoví, Frickson Erazo, Jorge Guagua, Juan Carlos Paredes; Jefferson Montero, Christian Noboa, Carlos Gruezo, Antonio Valencia; Feliple Caicedo, Enner Valencia

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