France through to World Cup semi-final after beating Uruguay

Edinson Cavani

"I even asked (Atletico teammate) Diego Godin for one of Edinson Cavani's shirts and now I have it!"

16' - First real attempt on goal from Mbappe who attempted to head the ball in but hit it just over the bar.

The match is hotting up to being one of the most anticipating fixtures of the competition so far, with France considered slight favourites against a well-organised Uruguay defence.

The victory gave France a spot in the World Cup semifinals.

Brazil and Belgium meet later on Friday, while Saturday's quarter-finals see England take on Sweden and hosts Russian Federation face Croatia.

Griezmann didn't celebrate what was his third goal of the tournament.

"I have to apologise to all the people in Uruguay and my teammates".

It took nearly the entire first half to break the deadlock, with Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane glancing a header home from Antoine Griezmann's cross. I do not think about the future too much. "Luckily there is a World Cup every four years and this effort continues".

Uruguay will nearly certainly be without their striker Edison Cavani for their World Cup quarterfinal against France in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday as he struggles to recover from a calf injury. Cavani scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Portugal in the round of 16, but he sat on the bench with an injured left calf he picked up in that match.

It is as tough a World Cup fixture as France could have, and any hope that their stars will enjoy the same space they enjoyed in their 4-3 win against a disorganised Argentina have already been extinguished. "He's an important player, but France isn't just one player". Fans might have lost Ronaldo and Messi, but they surely won't miss a great game.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez (L) and France's player Antoine Griezmann.

Surprisingly, the team which has received the fewest yellow cards in Russian Federation - just one - is Uruguay, the team who traditionally resort to the dark arts to win. "So if he plays against us, he'll have destroyed science, so stop making us believe that he'll play against us".



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