Cavani out, Stuani in for Uruguay against France

In the 61 minute, it was a long range shot from Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann which doubled the lead, and all but ensured their place in the last four.

Griezmann may not be connected to Uruguay through his immediate family, but all throughout his footballing career, he's had support from a number of Uruguayan coaches and players. Atletico colleague Godin is his daughter's godfather - and he met his two returning club-mates at Madrid airport wearing an Uruguay shirt when the South Americans confirmed their qualification for Rusia 2018.

"I have to apologise to all the people in Uruguay and my teammates". The French midfielders are getting smothered quickly and often whenever they're outside of their third.20' - France appears to be getting into their rhythm and are threatening the Uruguayan defense more and more.

Edinson Cavani will have to "destroy science" if he is to feature for Uruguay in their World Cup quarter-final against France, according to Adil Rami.

Uruguay takes on France in the first game of the quarterfinals on TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 and starting at 9AM ET/6AM PT on Friday.

Their main doubt for France is Cavani, who has a calf muscle injury that forced him off against Portugal. "And mine after the match against Portugal in the round of 16 was better than those of the first three games".

Martin Caceres' effort produced a fantastic save from France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, with defender Diego Godin skying over the rebound.

Mbappe, who has modeled his game after Cristiano Ronaldo and is being compared to Zinedine Zidane, also picked up a second-half yellow card for falling to the ground as if in agony after a touch from an opponent.

Uruguay has performed commendably well in Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018, the team has won all the games conceding just one goal.

He had 11 saves and had allowed only one goal in four World Cup matches in Russian Federation. But it has undergone a revival in the last 12 years under the 71-year-old Tabarez, a former elementary school teacher.

Didn't make as spectacular an intervention as he had against Argentina, but Pavard still enhanced his reputation with a solid defensive display.

  • Stacy Allen