Varane and Griezman´s strike in either half pushes France to the last four of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia...
France secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Uruguay in the first quarterfinal match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod on Friday evening.
Cup France confirm their semi-final berth beating Uruguay 2-0In a match that was never likely to resemble the seven-goal thriller that lit up the round of 16, Griezmann provided the two moments of quality that broke the resistance of the World s meanest defense and earned France a place in the semi-finals.
France created the first real chance in the 15th minute of the game when Pavard´s cross into the box is headed further towards Mbappe but he misses time his header from to send the ball above the crossbar.
France has been dominant throughout the game and found their first goal in the 40th minute through Varane who reacted perfectly on Griezmann free kick.
France looked more harmful in the second session and playing the more attacking game and doubled the lead in the 61st minute of the game. Griezmann powerful shot was palmed away by Uruguayan goalkeeper Muslera but it fell inside own net.
Uruguay struggled for the came back but were leaving lots of open space for France to advantage and create chances. Les Bleus now await the winner of the contest between Brazil and Belgium to determine their last-four opponent.
Full-time: Uruguay 0-2 France
90+3: Substitution for France, Antoine Griezmann OFF Nabil Fekir IN
90: Five minutes of added time
88: Substitution for France, Kylian Mbappe OFF Ousmane Dembele IN
80: Substitution for France, Corentin Tolisso OFF Steven N Zonzi IN
73: Substitution for Uruguay, Lucas Hernandez OFF Jonathan Urretaviscaya IN
69: Yellow card Kylian Mbappe
69: Yellow card Cristian Rodriguez
61: Goal!! Antoine Griezmann scores for France
59: Substitution for Uruguay, Cristhian Stuani OFF Maxi Gomez IN
59: Substitution for Uruguay, Rodrigo Bentacur OFF Cristian Rodriguez IN
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Uruguay 0-1 France
45: Two minutes added
40: Goal!! Raphael Varane scores for France
38: Yellow card Rodrigo Bentacur
33: Yellow card Lucas Hernandez
1: First half kick off
France subs: Presnel Kimpembe, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembele, Steven N Zonzi, Steve Mandanda, Adil Rami, Nabil Fekir, Djibril Sidibe, Florian Thauvin, Benjamin Mendy, Florian Thauvin.
France line-up: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, N Golo Kante; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Corentin Tolisso; Olivier Giroud.
Uruguay subs: Guillermo Varela, Carlos Sanchez, Cristian Rodriguez, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Martin Campana, Gaston Silva, Maxi Pereira, Maxi Gomez, Sebastian Coates, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Martin Silva.
Uruguay line-up: Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Diego Laxalt; Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino; Rodrigo Bentacur; Luis Suarez, Cristhian Stuani.