Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
Sport | By Victor Mcdonald

Uruguay remain tight lipped on the availability of Edi Cavani

Uruguay remain tight lipped on the availability of Edi Cavani

The injured Edinson Cavani was always likely to be a significant loss for Uruguay, and so it proved as France ran out 2-0 winners in the first quarter-final of the day.

Unlike the game against Japan, Martinez said, Belgium will be the underdog Friday in the quarterfinal in Kazan, and as such, should play with a certain amount of freedom. From Tuesday, he has recovered and this is the high level. "We can pass that down the generations - beating Brazil".

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo Sweden head coach Janne Andersson, center, reacts during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

France plays Brazil or Belgium in the semis.

The striker scored eight times in the qualifiers - including four in a rout of Luxembourg - but has fired blanks in Sweden's four World Cup games so far.

"It's a heavy, bitter feeling". "Someone said something about 99 times out of 100 they would beat us?" Griezmann shot from outside the box straight at Muslera, who attempted to palm the ball away but instead deflected it into the net.

But France were indebted to Hugo Lloris for pulling off a stunning save at full stretch moments before the half-time whistle to deny Martin Caceres.

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Messi and Ronaldo both bowed out in the last 16, Argentina going down 4-3 to France in a thrilling encounter before Portugal were undone 2-1 by Uruguay.

"I am preparing my team for if Cavani plays", Deschamps said, adding he would only know 90 minutes before kickoff.

"You have to accept that Brazil have so much quality and finesse, they break you down, but we did not accept it. We should also look at England players".

Renato Augusto (76) set up a grandstand finish but Belgium, spearheaded by Eden Hazard and a fantastic performance by Thibaut Courtois, held on to make the last four, which means a European team will be winning this year's tournament.

Sweden will face England in the first game on Saturday while host nation Russian Federation face Croatia. We want to keep seeing those videos.

Written off as no-hopers before the tournament, Russian Federation are now within reach of their first World Cup semi-final since 1966.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin that everyone had fallen "in love with Russia" during the World Cup, during a meeting Friday at the Kremlin.

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