Uruguay vs France Live Score, FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Streaming: Both Uruguay and France come into the World Cup quarterfinal without a loss to their name and having scored seven goals. In a clash of club teammates: Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez face off with Atletico Madrid team-mates Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, while PSG strike partners Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe also cross paths. Having said that, Cavani’s involvement in the first quarterfinal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is still a question mark having hobbled off the field in win over Portugal. Catch live scores and updates from Uruguay vs France in FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarterfinals.
France takes on Uruguay in the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals for the right to become the first semifinalist of the tournament on Friday. France enters the match in Moscow after winning its group and beating Lionel Messi and Argentina 4-3 in the round of 16, while Uruguay, also a group winner, rides into the match following a 2-1 win over Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, conceding its first goal of the tournament.
France is healthy entering this contest, but there is a big question mark as to how it will look in attack. Against Uruguay’s towering, strong central defenders, may we see Olivier Giroud to counter that height and provide some more ability in the air?
When it comes to Uruguay, the big question was whether Edinson Cavani would play. The star striker left the Portugal match due to a calf injury and his status was. And the team news for Uruguay shows him on the bench but not available to play. That means Cristhian Stuani starts up top. He scored 21 goals this past season at Girona.
Here’s how you can watch the match and more. And be sure to return a half an hour before kickoff for our live blog of the game:
How to watch: In the U.S., Telemundo and Fox Sports 1 have the broadcast at 10 a.m., but you can stream it here.
France’s Starting Lineup
Goalkeeper: 1 Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Defenders: 21 Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), 2 Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), 5 Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), 4 Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: 13 N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), 6 Paul Pogba (Manchester United), 12 Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)
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Forwards: 9 Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), 7 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), 10 Kylian Mbappe (Paris St Germain)
Bad News for Uruguay: Edinson Cavani Out
The lineup news is here, and it’s not good for Uruguay: Edinson Cavani is not named in the starting lineup. That puts a ton of pressure of Luis Suarez to score. Cristhian Stuani will also play up front for Uruguay.
Here’s Uruguay’s starting lineup:
Goalkeeper: 1 Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray)
Defenders: 3 Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), 2 Jose Maria Gimenez (Atletico Madrid), 22 Martin Caceres (Lazio)
Midfielders: 8 Nahitan Nandez (Boca Juniors), 14 Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria), 15 Matias Vecino (Inter Milan), 6 Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus), 17 Diego Laxalt (Genoa)
Forwards: 11 Cristhian Stuani (Girona), 9 Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
Uruguay’s Golden Generation
This is probably the last tournament of the Uruguyan golden generation that were 2010 World Cup semifinals, champions of South America in 2011 and have made the quarterfinals here. Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin, Fernando Muslera, Maxi Pereira and Martín Cáceres are all on the wrong side of 30.
Uruguay Strong on Defense
Uruguay’s one goal surrendered ties it with Brazil as the best defensive team at the Cup. Uruguay has the fewest yellow cards in the tournament, one, tied with eliminated Saudi Arabia
Uruguay vs France Live: 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.