Team News: Xherdan Shaqiri starts for Switzerland

Switzerland talisman Xherdan Shaqiri starts his side's clash with Ecuador at the World Cup.

Switzerland talisman Xherdan Shaqiri has been given the nod to start his side's clash with Ecuador at the World Cup this evening.

The Bayern Munich midfielder is joined by Gokhan Inler, Valentin Stocker and Josip Drmic in the starting XI for the Europeans.

Philippe Senderos and Blerim Dzemaili are among the substitutes for the Swiss.

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia is included in Ecuador's lineup, while Jefferson Montero and Juan Paredes are also involved.

Switzerland: Benaglio; Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Stocker, Drmic, Djourou, Shaqiri
Subs: Sommer, Burki, Ziegler, Senderos, Lang, Schar, Dzemaili, Fernandes, Barnetta, Mehmedi, Gavranovic, Seferovic

Members of the Swiss national team pose prior to 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© Getty Images

Ecuador: Dominguez; Guagua, Erazo, Paredes, Noboa, Montero, W Ayovi, Caicedo, E Valencia, A Valencia, Gruezo
Subs: Achilier, Arroyo, Ayovi, Bagui, Banguera, Bone, Ibarra, Martinez, Mendes, Minda, Rojas, Saritama

Members of Ecuador's national team pose for the team photo prior to the 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© Getty Images

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