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Honduras brings in Boniek Garcia for Najar

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CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) -- Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suarez will start Oscar Boniek Garcia at the expense of 21-year-old winger Andy Najar in Friday's World Cup Group E match against Ecuador.

Jorge Claros replaces the suspended Wilson Palacios in the only other change to the Honduras team which lost its opener 3-0 to France.

Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda has made one change to the team which lost its opening match 2-1 to Switzerland, bringing in midfielder Oswaldo Minda for Carlos Gruezo.

Following France's 5-2 win over Switzerland earlier Friday, the winner of the game at the Arena da Baixada could go second in the group.

Lineups:

Honduras: Noel Valladares, Brayan Beckeles, Maynor Figueroa, Victor Bernardez, Emilio Izaguirre, Luis Garrido, Jorge Claros, Carlo Costly, Roger Espinoza, Jerry Bengtson, Oscar Boniek Garcia

Ecuador: Alexander Dominguez, Juan Carlos Paredes, Walter Ayovi, Jorge Guagua, Frickson Erazo, Antonio Valencia, Christian Noboa, Jefferson Montero, Felipe Caicedo, Enner Valencia, Oswaldo Minda.

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