Uruguay’s Godin won't give ground to France’s Griezmann in World Cup battle

Luis Suarez Posts Heartwarming Message To Messi After Argentina Exit

Griezmann sent in a free kick from the right side and Varane raced across the area.

Without Cavani, who scored twice in the round of 16 win against Portugal, Uruguay's moves forward lacked a focal point, and Luis Suarez found less space and openings against a well-drilled French defense.

France have become the first team to advance to the World Cup semi-finals after overcoming the threat of South Americans Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod.

The Atlético Madrid star has been involved in all four of France's games at the World Cup this summer, scoring in their first match against Australia and most recently in a thrilling win over Argentina, with both goals coming from the penalty spot.

Former Middlesbrough striker Cristhian Stuani may get the chance to step out of the shadows for Uruguay should Edinson Cavani fail to recover from a calf problem in time for the game against France. "It is a nationality that I love, a people that I love".

While Godin and Gimenez will try to stop Griezmann, Suarez's objective is to get past Barcelona teammate Samuel Umtiti.

"Out of respect, I thought it was not appropriate to celebrate that goal".

It will be a clash of familiar faces when Uruguay and France clash in the FIFA World Cup quarterfinal here on Friday, as the superstars of the Spanish La Liga will take part. Fans might have lost Ronaldo and Messi, but they surely won't miss a great game.

30' - The ball just isn't bouncing France's way.

World Cup quarter-finalists Uruguay will be without one member of their lethal striker partnership that brought them past Portugal in the World Cup round of 16.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russian Federation.

Team doctors said in a statement Monday that a scan showed that Cavani, who has three goals at the tournament, has swelling but no muscle tear.

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

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