RIO DE JANEIRO (SportingAlert) — Patrice Evra, Mathieu Debuchy, Raphaël Varane and Olivier Giroud all start on the bench for France in today’s World Cup Group E clash with Ecuador at Estadio do Maracana.
However, leading striker Karim Benzema keeps his place in the starting lineup as he seeks to add to his three goal tally already at the World Cup. Benzema will play with Antoine Griezmann and Moussa Sissoko in the attack for the Les Bleus this evening.
Paul Pogba also returns to the starting lineup and he plays in midfield, while Lucas Digne, Laurent Koscielny and Bacary Sagna amongst the starters for Didier Deschamps at Estádio Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro.
Meanwhile, Enner Valencia leads the attack for Ecuador and has scored three goals in the last two games at this year’s World Cup.
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia also starts the game.