FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter Final, Highlights, Uruguay vs France: Raphael Varane and Antoinne Griezmann were on target for France.
semi-final of the World Cup. A Fernando Muslera howler in the 61st minute handed France a 2-0 lead in the second half. Antoinne Griezmann hit a powerful shot headed straight to Muslera but he failed to collect it cleanly and the ball ended up at the back of the net. Raphael Varane had earlier hit a thumping header in the 40th minute to give France a slender 1-0 lead over Uruguay at the end of the first half. The first half didn’t see any clear cut chances for either teams. Nahitan Nandez had a chance for Uruguay from close range. Uruguay were the better team in the early quarter but they hardly troubled the French keeper Hugo Lloris. Kylian Mbappe had a few good chances for France in the first quarter of the game
but he couldn’t bury it. He had a gloriuos chance in the 20th minute where he parried his header over the goal post. After initial pressure from Uruguay, France got hold of the proceedings and started to dictate the play. Mbappe exposed the Uruguay defence again in the 34th minute after outrunning Diego Laxalt in the right wing but his ball went past everyone. Lucas Torreira was alive to the danger then and cleared it. The goal that came off Antoine Griezmann’s cross that found Varane in the box. Varane glanced his header out of Fernando Muslera’s reach and gave France the lead. Martin Caceres had a chance to equalise after Varane’s goal but the French goal keeper stretched to his extreme right to thwart the ball out for a Uruguay corner. (Highlights: Uruguay vs France)
Highlights Between Uruguay vs France, 2018 FIFA World Cup, Quarter-Final, straight from Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod
21:27 IST: Thank you for staying with us for the live match updates of the first quarter-finals. We will shortly be back for the live updates of the second quarter-final between Brazil and Belgium.
21:24 IST: FULL TIME! And its over. France beat Uruguay 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Belgium/Brazil await them in the semis.
21:18 IST: Ninety minutes up. 5 additional minutes.
21:15 IST: SUBSTITUTION! Mbappe makes way for Dembele. Final 3 minutes plus stoppage time to go.
21:10 IST: Final 8 minutes to go. It seems France are headed to the semi-finals at Uruguay’s expense. | Uruguay 0-2 France after 94 minutes
21:05 IST: Substitution! N’Zonzi is getting ready to come on for France.Tolisso makes way.
21:00 IST: Uruguay substitution! Jonathan Urretaviscaya comes in for N Nandez. | Uruguay 0-2 France after 74 minutes
20:57 IST: YELLOW CARD! Mbappe and Uruguay’s Rodriguez get booked. There is chaos out there. Mbappe does a bit of trickery to infuriate the Uruguay players. | Uruguay 0-2 France after 68 minutes
20:51 IST: Uruguay have a mountain to climb now.
20:50 IST: GOAL! Muslera spills it and Griezmann gets France a two-goal lead in the 61st minute. He wanted to parry it but it goes straight into his goal. Paul Pogba orchestrated the attack winning the ball right from Vecino in the middle of the park. His presence of mind and a pin point pass to Griezmann gave France a two-goal cushion. | Uruguay 0-2 France after 62 minutes