The Switzerland midfielder insists that Didier Deschamps' men are no less dangerous despite his Bayern Munich team-mate being ruled out of the World Cup with a back injury
The 31-year-old pulled up in a training a week before the World Cup and had been suffering with a long-term back injury that saw him play just once for club and country following Bayern Munich's 4-0 Champions League semi-final second leg defeat to Real Madrid.
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"Of course Franck Ribery was the key player of this team and a lot of things depends on him but there are other players who can play this role.
"There won't be a big change."
Shaqiri believes France's final warm-up match for Brazil - an 8-0 friendly win over Jamaica - displayed Les Bleus' strength in depth and feels Switzerland will need to demonstrate real cohesion to stand a chance of overcoming them.
"France still plays the same kind of football," he continued.
"Look at the 8-0 against Jamaica. France is a big team with a lot of young and high quality players. They can reach the unbelievable."We are not France, not Spain, not Brazil. We must play as a unit, then we can achieve something.
"We're little Switzerland. We have to play as a team. I can only help bring the team back something important."