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Uruguay vs France FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: France beat Uruguay 2-0, enter semi-final

Uruguay vs France FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: France beat Uruguay 2-0 in the Quarter-final.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 7, 2018 6:28:34 pm
Uruguay vs France Highlights FIFA World Cup 2018: France beat Uruguay 2-0. (Source: Reuters)

Uruguay vs France FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights: France beat Uruguay 2-0 to become the first team to reach FIFA World Cup 2018 semifinals in Russia. Raphael Varane scored the opening goal for France to give the lead to his team in the 40th minute and Antoine Griezmann doubled the lead in the 61st minute which all but sealed the game for the France. Varane scored through a header while Griezmann scored with a kick which the Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera stopped but it went into the goal after hitting his hands. Sweden vs England Live Score, Updates


06 Jul

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium




    • 40’ Raphael Varane
    • 61’ Antoine Griezmann

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      21:34 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Brazil vs Belgium Live

      Get prepared for the second quarterfinal of FIFA World Cup 2018 as focus shifts to Brazil vs Belgium. You can follow live score, streaming and updates here.

      21:26 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      France become the first team to book semifinal spot in this World Cup after they beat Luis Suarez' Uruguay 2-0, in the absence of Edinson Cavani. France will now play the winner of Brazil vs Belgium in the semifinals. This is the end of campaign for Uruguay. Here are the match stats:

      21:19 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Added time

      Five minutes of added time has been given to the quarterfinals match that is almost at its end. France have played well and by the looks of it are now favourites to go all the way.

      21:18 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Mbappe substituted

      Mbappe has been substituted by Dembele before France wins another free-kick from 30 yards.

      21:11 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Lost cause?

      Uruguay look tired in what looks like a lost cause now. With ten minutes remaining, it looks difficult for Uruguay to make a comeback from two goals down. Meanwhile, Corentin Tolisso comes off in place of Nzonzi. Tolisso gets booed from Uruguay fans.

      21:05 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Mbappe skills

      Mbappe displays some skills but the ball is cleared in the end. France are completely in their attack mode even though they should be defending and Uruguay should be attacking, which is their only chance of survival.

      21:01 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      What is a World Cup quarterfinal without some drama! After Mbappe goes down with a clip from Rodriguez. Godin calls it a dive and tries to pull him up but Mbappe looks like he is in pain. Then Pogba is seen grabbing Nandez on the neck. Mbappe and Rodriguez end up getting booked.

      20:56 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      GOAL! Uruguay 0-2 France

      Howler from Uruguay keeper Muslera! Muslera watches in horror as the Greizmann shot he was trying to save found its way back in. Even though Muslera stopped the ball, it was only momentarily. Griezmann did not celebrate the goal. He is known to be close to the Uruguayan keeper.

      20:49 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      There is a double susbtitution for Uruguay as Cristhian Stuani is replaced by Maxi Gomez and John Bentancur is off while Christian Rodriguez on. Meanwhile, Suarez goes down holding his lower back after a challenge from goalscorer Raphael Varane.

      20:43 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      France dominate

      France do well to dominate at the start of second half as well, winning another corner which is taken by Griezmann but Suarez clears it. Uruguay continue their game of short passes. 

      20:33 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Second half

      We are back with the second half. Uruguay are trailing for the first time this World Cup. France get the ball rolling, with Grizmann not passing to Mbappe, who looks unhappy with the development

      20:31 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Brazil vs Belgium

      The second quarterfinals match is between Brazil and Belgium. Marcelo is all set to return for this one. You can open a tab for live updates on the second match of the day, which will start at 11.30.

      20:24 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      Raphael Varane's goal five minutes before half-time makes the difference in the quarterfinal match as the teams go into the break with France having the advantage. Even though France have taken the 1-0 lead, it has been a thrilling match so far but somewhere Uruguay, who almost equalised, are missing the skills of Cavani.

      20:19 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      France escaped from Uruguay's counter-attack as they win a free-kick. Martin Caceres rises to send a header downward, aiming for the bottom corner. But Lloris makes an incredible save to push the ball out. Stuani then fires from close-up but Lloris recovers in time to deny them again. Missing Cavani, anyone?

      20:15 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      GOAL! Uruguay 0-1 France

      France take the lead after a delightful header on the run from Raphael Varane from Greizmann took the free-kick! This makes it only the second goal Uruguay have conceded in this tournament.

      20:09 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Uruguay counter-attack

      On counter-attack Uruguay get close to taking lead but Matias Vecino's shot on target is not challenging enough to get inside the goal. Afterwards, Cristhian Stuani pass to Martin Caceres does not reach its target. 

      20:02 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      Uruguay escape danger.  Pavard curls a low cross into the penalty area, looking for Giroud. But the cross is out of target and Uruguay managed to clear.

      19:55 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Twenty minutes up

      Thrilling first twenty minutes of the first quarterfinal of this World Cup.  No goals yet but multiple challenges and chances. Attackers from both sides are trying to find the space to gain advantage.

      19:51 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      Paul Pogba's effort goes wide as he attempts a shot from 35 yards. France creating more chances than Uruguay, looking more comfortable with play.

      19:47 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Mbappe header

      Mbappe had a good chance there after Uruguay had won the first corner of the game. He sends Giroud's efforts with a header goalwards. But his effort goes over the top of the net. Good attempt by the youngster though. He is smiling, knowing this is just the first of the chances in the next 75 minutes. 

      19:44 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      France attack

      Lucas Hernandez tries a shot from long but it hits Giroud. It has been a lively match in the first ten minutes of the match with both sides trying to create enough chances to take the crucial lead. 

      19:35 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      Three minutes into the game and there is already a break in the game as Giroud goes to ground holding his ankle after a tackle by Jose Gimenez.

      19:33 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      First quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France underway in Nizhny Novgorod. Uruguay are in blue while France, who wear blue at home, are in white.  A place in the semifinals up for grabs. 

      19:24 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      National anthems

      Uruguay and France teams are out on the field, singing their respective national anthems. Not long before the match to start now. Today is the first competitive game for Uruguay that Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez have not started together since March 2017, when they lost 1-4 to Brazil.

      19:10 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Strong France attacking line-up

      Twenty more minutes to go ahead of the match between Uruguay and France. Uruguay back four will remain busy with France going for an attacking line-up. All eyes will be on the young talent Mbappe.

      18:43 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      Cavani does not start for Uruguay as he fails to recover in time. Here are the line-ups for Uruguay vs France:

      Uruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt, Nandez, Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur, Suarez, Stuani.

      Subs: Campana, Varela, Sanchez, Rodriguez, De Arrascaeta, Gaston Silva, Maxi Pereira, Gomez, Coates, Urreta, Martin Silva.

      France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe-Lottin, Griezmann, Tolisso, Giroud.

      Subs: Mandanda, Kimpembe, Lemar, Dembele, Nzonzi, Rami, Fekir, Sidibe, Thauvin, Mendy, Areola.

      18:06 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Uruguay vs France preview

      On the face of it, both teams have been equally dominant so far – both are unbeaten and both have scored seven goals at the World Cup. But the difference comes in the manner of wins. Uruguay have been tough to break down and have employed multiple approaches when going forward. 

      Read full preview written by Tanuj Lakhina,

      17:35 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Missing players

      France will be without suspended Blaise Matudi and four players (Olivier Giroud, Benjamin Pavard, Paul Pogba and Corentin Tolisso) are one booking away from a one-match ban. Uruguay have had only one caution in the tournament, handed to Rodrigo Bentancur.

      17:18 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Uruguay in 2018

      Uruguay are the in-form team going into the game. They're on a run of seven successive victories, conceding a single goal in the process (vs Portugal in their last match). They have scored 13 goals and the last defeat was 2-1 by Austria in November

      15:51 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Goodbye Novgorod

      Today will be the last game at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium where Uruguay and France will be playing for the first time. The previous five matches at this venue have yielded 17 goals and a penalty shootout where Croatia edged Denmark

      14:45 (IST)06 Jul 2018

      Uruguay and France have met three times at the World Cup. In their first meeting, a group game in 1966, Uruguay won 2-1 but the subsequent encounters ended goalless. There have also been a two goalless draws in their recent friendlies and the last meeting between the two countries was a 1-0 win for Uruguay in a friendly in Montevideo five years ago. Cagey!

      14:12 (IST)06 Jul 2018
      Uruguay vs France Live

      Hello and Good Afternoon! We've reached the quarterfinal stage of the FIFA World Cup and first up - Uruguay against France. The joint-best defence in the tournament against one of the most attacking team thus far - as Argentina found out. They will get things underway at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in front of 43,000 people. 

      Uruguay vs France Live Uruguay vs France Live Score FIFA World Cup 2018: France's attack will once again look to inflict damage with their pace. (Source: AP)

      Uruguay vs France Live Score FIFA Word Cup 2018 Live Streaming: Fleet-footed France will have to find a way past the tournament’s joint-meanest defenders Uruguay in the first of two inter-continental World Cup quarter-finals. The South Americans kept Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo at bay in their 2-1 last-16 win, and that goal conceded was the only one against them so far in Russia - a defensive feat only matched by Brazil. But France banged in four goals in their last 16 game against Argentina, and will be hoping their formidable attacking trio of Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe can turn it on again at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium. Nineteen-year-old Mbappe scored two goals in the Argentina game, becoming the first teenager since Brazilian great Pele in the 1958 final to score two goals in one World Cup match. But it was his amazing 70-metre sprint earlier in the match, to win France a penalty, that stunned viewers worldwide.