France vs Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2018
France beat Uruguay by 2-0 to enter the quarter finals. Knowing the strengths of the team Uruguay, France’s players and coaches would have spend the buildup to the team’s World Cup quarterfinal against Uruguay talking up their opponent’s defensive capabilities. The match was played on 6th July 2018, Friday, at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. From team France, Raphael Varane scored the first goal in 40 minutes Antoine Griezmann successfully scored the second one in 61 minutes giving France the lead by 2 goals. Raphael Varane, France’s central defender, opened the scoring in the first half after easily losing his marker, Matias Vecino, to plant a header off Antoine Griezmann’s free kick beyond the goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
“I told all my players after the match that they can be very proud, keep their heads high,” said Oscar Tabarez, the 71-year-old coach of Uruguay who has transformed Uruguay’s soccer fortunes since taking charge of the team 12 years ago. “I don’t have anything bad to say against them. We all saw that it was not a very common goal, but Muslera has been a very important pillar in all our work up until now.” For France, on the other hand, the focus remains on the present and the team, among the youngest at the tournament, looks fresh and full of possibilities for the coming future. “We have some margin to get even better,” Deschamps said.