France makes wholesale changes to lineup against Ecuador

Head coach Didider Deschamps has made several changes to his starting lineup as France prepares to face Ecuador.

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France are in the driver's seat to finish at the top of Group E, but there's still work to be done against an Ecuador side trying to hold of Switzerland for a spot in the next round. Let's look at how the two teams will line up.

France's lineup has been shuffled heavily by Didier Deschamps. Up front, Olivier Giround and Mathieu Valbuena drop to the bench, as Antoine Griezmann gets a start, while Moussa Sissoko moves forward, with Paul Pogba taking his place in the midfield. Morgan Schneiderlin replaces the suspended Yohan Cabaye, while on the backline, there are three changes. Bacary Sagna, Lucas Digne and Laurent Koscielny all start, with Patrice Evra, Mathieu Debuchy, and Raphaël Varane get a rest.

France v. Ecuador

Reinaldo Rueda has made just one chances from the lineup that defeated Honduras 2-1 last Friday. Michael Arroyo replaces Felipe Caicedo up front as Enner Valencia's new strike partner. Valencia has scored all three of La Tri's goals at the World Cup.

France starting lineup (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Lucas Digne, Mamadou Sakho, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna; Blaise Matuidi, Morgan Schneiderlin, Paul Pogba; Moussa Sissoko, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann

Ecuador (4-4-2): Alecander Domínguez; Walter Ayoví, Frickson Erazo, Jorge Guagua, Juan Carlos Paredes; Jefferson Montero, Christian Noboa, Oswaldo Minda, Antonio Valencia; Michael Arroyo, Enner Valencia.

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