Preview: Honduras vs. Switzerland

Switzerland's German coach Ottmar Hitzfeld gestures 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
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Sports Mole previews Wednesday's vital World Cup clash between Switzerland and Honduras in Group E.

Switzerland face a crucial game at the World Cup on Wednesday when they travel to Manaus to play Honduras in Group E.

The Swiss must win the match and hope that Ecuador fail to beat group leaders France if they want to reach the second round of the tournament.

However, Ottmar Hitzfeld's side are likely to be low on morale following their 5-2 thrashing by the French last week.

The Hondurans, who have lost their opening two matches, also have a chance of going through, though it will take something close to a miracle for them to progress.

Switzerland defender Steve von Bergen will miss the match after being sent home with a fractured eye socket, while Honduras have no fresh injury concerns.

Recent form

Honduras: WLLDLL

Switzerland: LDWWWL

Possible starting lineups

Honduras: Valladares; Beckeles, Izaguirre, Garrido, Bernardez, Figueroa; Garcia, Claros, Espinoza; Costly, Bengston

Switzerland: Benaglio; Lichsteiner, Rodriguez, Inler, Djourou, Von Bergen; Shaqiri, Behrami, Seferovic, Xhaka; Mehmedi

Sports Mole says: 0-2

Switzerland's forward Admir Mehmedi celebrates after scoring 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
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