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France v Switzerland line-ups: Teams confirmed ahead of Last 16 clash

France v Switzerland line-ups
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The France v Switzerland line-ups are out, as the tournament favourites face their near neighbours in Bucharest in the Last 16 of Euro 2020.

Didier Deschamps has made three changes to the France side which started the 2-2 draw with Portugal in the final group game. Benjamin Pavard, Clement Lenglet and Adrien Rabiot come in for Jules Kounde, Lucas Hernandez and Clorentin Tolisso, as Les Bleus switch to a back three to match up with their opponents - although Deschamps will have had his arm somewhat forced by injuries to Herdandez and fellow left-back Lucas Digne.

Vladimir Petkovic, meanwhile, has stuck with the same Swiss 11 following the 3-1 victory over Turkey in their last group match. Captain Granit Xhaka scored against France in a 5-2 group stage defeat to France at the 2014 World Cup.

France line-up


1 Hugo Lloris (GK)

4 Raphael Varane (RCB)

5 Clement Lenglet (CB)

3 Presnel Kimpembe (LCB)

2 Benjamin Pavard (RWB)

6 Paul Pogba (CM)

13 N'Golo Kante (CM)

14 Adrien Rabiot (LWB)

7 Antoine Griezmann (AM)

19 Karim Benzema (ST)

10 Kylian Mbappe (ST)


23 Mike Maignan

16 Steve Mandanda

24 Leo Dubois

15 Kurt Zouma

21 Lucas Hernandez

20 Kingsley Coman

8 Thomas Lemar

17 Moussa Sissoko

26 Marcus Thuram

12 Clorentin Tolisso

22 Wissam Ben Yedder

9 Olivier Giroud

Switzerland line-up


1 Yann Sommer (GK)

4 Nico Elvedi (RCB)

5 Manuel Akanji (CB)

13 Ricardo Rodriguez (LCB)

3 Silvan Widmer (RWB)

8 Remo Freuler (CM)

10 Granit Xhaka (CM)

14 Steven Zuber (LWB)

23 Xherdan Shaqiri (AM)

9 Haris Seferovic (ST)

7 Breel Embolo (ST)


21 Gregor Kobel

12 Yvon Mvogo

17 Loris Benito

2 Kevin Mbabu

22 Fabian Schar

16 Christian Fassnacht

20 Edimilson Fernandes

18 Admir Mehmedi

15 Djibril Sow

11 Ruben Vargas

6 Denis Zakaria

19 Mario Gavranovic