CONFIRMED: Argentina v Switzerland line-ups - Di Maria and Messi spearhead attack

Aguero and Messi Argentina

Manchester United and Liverpool transfer targets feature.

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Fede Fernández, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Di María; Messi, Higuaín, Lavezzi

Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler, Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri

Argentina will fancy their chances of progressing to the last eight as they head into this game as the bookies favourites for a win.

There is quality all over the Argentina attack with Lionel Messi the key figure supported by the likes of Manchester City star Sergio Aguero and Arsenal and Manchester United target Angel Di Maria.

Switzerland’s best chance of causing an upset will be to stay patient and work hard to create an opening. The one area of this Argentina side, which has been criticised at this World Cup is the back four.

The Swiss have the players to be able to exploit pockets of space in the Argentinian defence and Liverpool transfer target Xherdan Shaqiri will be a key player for the Swiss in this game.

The World Cup last 16 round has already produced drama with extra time and penalties, which have seen some very good sides exit the competition. These two teams will be determined to ensure they don’t follow suit.

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