France into semi-final

A moment to forget for the hugely experienced goalkeeper, who is featuring in his 102nd game for Uruguay today.

France proved what they had to prove, that they are as strong in defence as they are up front. Didier Deschamps’ team was really impressive at the back and clinically efficient in attack. Uruguay were – in the end – trapped, and cruelly suffered from Edinson Cavani’s absence.

Costly error by Fernando Muslera that saw  France double their lead. Les Bleus’ No7 gots the ball out of his feet on the edge of the penalty area and his shot heads straight at the Uruguayan goalkeeper – but he is unable to stop the effort and parries it over the line.

Uruguay were doing well. Even if the South Americans are letting the French have most of the possession, they aren’t currently doing anything dangerous when they do have the ball. Mbappe , Giroud and Griezmann are trying to connect but the transmission is always cut short. Mbappe had a good headed chance, but the teenage forward exposed what is probably his only weakness

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