Paul Pogba dropped as Switzerland and France make changes

Switzerland and France both started their World Cups with wins, though have made changes to their lineups for Friday's meeting.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

France 5, Switzerland 2: Les Bleus crush sorry Swiss

Switzerland and France may have won their opening World Cup matches, though both Ottmar Hitzfeld and Didier Deschamps have made changes to their starting lineups.

Switzerland have drafted Admir Mehmedi in for Valentin Stocker on the left of their attacking midfield trio, while Haris Seferović -- whose last-gasp goal earned La Nati their 2-1 victory over Ecuador -- is in for Josip Drmić up top.

For France, Paul Pogba is surprisingly dropped to make way for Moussa Sissoko in the centre of midfield, while Olivier Giroud starts over Antoine Griezmann. That's a switch that will likely see Karim Benzema cutting in off the left, unless Deschamps changes his 4-3-3.

Switzerland starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Diego Benaglio; Ricardo Rodríguez, Steve von Bergen, Johan Djourou, Stephan Lichtsteiner; Gökhan Inler, Valon Behrami; Admir Mehmedi, Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri; Haris Seferović

France starting lineup (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Patrice Evra, Mamadou Sakho, Raphaël Varane, Mathieu Debuchy; Blaise Matuidi, Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko; Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Valbuena

More from SBNation.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.