MANAUS, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) - Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfeld named inexperienced central defender Fabian Schaer in the team for the final Group E game against Honduras on Wednesday, preferring him to veteran Philippe Senderos.
Schaer, a player with just six caps, replaces Steve von Bergen, who was injured early in the 5-2 defeat to France. Senderos came on as substitute that game and did not play well.
Honduran midfielder Wilson Palacios returns after serving a one-match suspension following his dismissal against France, replacing Luis Garrido. Left-back Juan Carlos Garcia comes in for Emilio Izaguirre. (Editing by)
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- Ottmar Hitzfeld
- Philippe Senderos
- Steve von Bergen