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FRANCE VS. URUGUAY – VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS & GOALS
A brace from Edinson Cavani guided Uruguay into the last eight of the competition as he saw his side past Portugal in the round of 16. The PSG forward put Oscar Tabarez’s men in front in the seventh minute before Pepe scored an equaliser in the second half. However, Cavani scored a fine goal to restore Uruguay’s lead, which allowed them to advance to the quarter-finals.
Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show as France edged past Argentina in their clash last time out. Mbappe won a first-half penalty that was converted by Antoine Griezmann before Angel di Maria scored a stunner to equalise before the break. Gabriel Mercado put Argentina ahead with a deflected finish before Les Bleus responded with a brilliant strike of their own from Benjamin Pavard. Mbappe then took centre stage with two goals to kill off the contest, despite a late effort from Sergio Aguero.
In World Cup matches, Uruguay are unbeaten against France (W1 D2), beating them 2-1 in 1966 and drawing 0-0 in both 2002 and 2010.
France (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Corentin Tolisso; Olivier Giroud.
France Subs: Presnel Kimpembe, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembele, Steven N’Zonzi, Steve Mandanda, Adil Rami, Nabil Fekir, Djibril Sidibe, Florian Thauvin, Benjamin Mendy, Florian Thauvin.
Uruguay (4-3-1-2): Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino; Rodrigo Bentancur; Luis Suarez, Cristhian Stuani.
Uruguay Subs: Guillermo Varela, Carlos Sanchez, Cristian Rodriguez, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Martin Campana, Gaston Silva, Maxi Pereira, Maxi Gomez, Sebastian Coates, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Martin Silva.
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