Didier Deschamps was struggling for options in defence. Lucas Hernandez had to be taken off during the 2-2 draw against Portugal with a knee injury, and the left-back is not fit to play tonight.
His replacement Lucas Digne is also nursing a hamstring injury and isn’t fit for Monday, forcing changes to Deschamps’ defensive plans.
Digne’s replacement in the game against Portugal, midfielder Adrien Rabiot, has himself been dealing with a nagging ankle injury since the end of the season and is not yet at 100 per cent, though he starts against the Swiss.
To make matters worse, Thomas Lemar suffered a leg injury and Marcus Thuram hurt his right thigh in training on Thursday, hobbling off the pitch with the support of medical staff.
France are already without Ousmane Dembele after the forward had to be taken off injured in their second group game against Hungary with a knee injury.
The Barcelona star has since been ruled out for four months.
France vs Switzerland starting lineups
France XI: Lloris, Varane, Lenglet, Kimpembe, Pavard, Pogba, Kante, Rabiot, Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappe
Switzerland XI: Sommer, Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez, Widmer, Freuler, Xhaka, Zuber, Shaqiri, Embolo, Seferovic
Griezmann, Hernandez, Kimpembe, Lloris and Pavard are one booking away from missing the next game if France win.
The same goes for Embolo, Gavranovic, Mbabu, Schar and Xhaka of Switzerland.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan
Defenders: Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Jules Kounde, Clement Lenglet, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Kurt Zouma
Midfielders: N’Golo Kante, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Corentin Tolisso
Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele*, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Marcus Thuram
* Injured, ruled out of Euros.
Goalkeepers: Yann Sommer, Gregor Kobel, Yvon Mvogo
Defenders: Fabian Schar, Ricardo Rodriguez, Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi, Jordan Lotomba, Becir Omeragic, Silvan Widmer, Loris Benito, Kevin Mbabu, Eray Comert
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, Steven Zuber, Denis Zakaria, Remo Freuler, Edimilson Fernandes, Djibril Sow
Forwards: Haris Seferovic, Admir Mehmedi, Breel Embolo, Mario Gavranovic, Ruben Vargas, Christian Fassnacht