Uruguay who won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950 take on 1998 World Cup winners France in Nizhny Novgorod at 5:00 p.m. local time [2:00 p.m. GMT].
While the Uruguay footballers have won all their games and have conceded just the one goal so far, Les Bleus sent home Argentina in a spectacular round of 16 match.
France’s starting XI:
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris;
Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez;
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, N’Golo Kante;
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud.
Uruguay’s starting XI:
Goalkeeper: Fernando Muslera;
Defenders: Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres;
Midfielders: Diego Laxalt, Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino;
Forwards: Luis Suarez, Cristhian Stuani.
Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez said that information about forward Edinson Cavani’s participation in the quarter-final game against France would be revealed only on the day of the match.
France head coach Didier Deschamps has commented on striker Antoine Griezmann knowing both the strong and weak points of Uruguay defenders and his Atletico Madrid teammates Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez.
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 Russia.
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