0 Uruguay - France 2
2018/07/06 | 16:00| Group A| Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, | Full Time|

As it happened: Uruguay 0-2 France

2018-07-06 18:25
Last Updated at 04:01
06 Jul 18:27

That is all folks, Thank you for choosing Sport24 to watch this Soccer World Cup quarter-final clash between Uruguay and France.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ...

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06 Jul 18:22
France will face either Brazil or Belgium on Tuesday, July 10.
06 Jul 18:18

- A deserved victory for France as they advance to the semi-final.

- Uruguay struggled to pin down the Europeans midfield. 

- Uruguay fall in the World Cup quarter-finals for only the second time, after their 4-0 defeat to West Germany in 1966

- France become the fourth team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup at least six times (after Germany, Brazil, Italy)

- This is the first time Les Bleus have reached the World Cup semi-finals since 2006, where they ultimately finished as runners-up

via FIFA.com 

06 Jul 18:10
Antoinne Griezmann is the Man of the Match
06 Jul 18:03
06 Jul 17:56
06 Jul 17:54
92' Antoine Griezmann off, Nabil Fekir on.
06 Jul 17:53
90' FIVE minutes of additional time added on ...
06 Jul 17:51
88' France substitution: Kylian Mbappe off, Ousmane Dembele on.
06 Jul 17:49
85' France easing their way into the semi-final now by continuing to boss possession.
06 Jul 17:43
82' That sums up Uruguay's match as Urretaviscaya attempts to get in behind Lucas Hernandez but the French full-back holds him off and Urretaviscaya looks for a free-kick. referee waves play on.
06 Jul 17:39
80' France substitution: Steven Nzonzi on, Corentin Tolisso off. 
06 Jul 17:37
77' Very tense on the field as Uruguay are eagerly looking to get back into this match
06 Jul 17:36
74' Nahitan Nadez off, Jonathan Urretaviscaya on.
06 Jul 17:34
06 Jul 17:34
haha ...
06 Jul 17:32
68' FINALLY! The referee books Rodriguez and Mbappe, before play can resume.
06 Jul 17:32
67' Godin loses it heads straight towards Mbappe attempting to lift the striker up and now Paul Pogba loses his head. 
06 Jul 17:31
66' It's all going down here in the middle of the park as Mbappe falls to the ground after getting, what looks like, a soft nugde to rib from the  Rodriguez off the ball.
06 Jul 17:27
62' Watching the replay you realise how shocking that was from Muslera who has been superb this campaign.
06 Jul 17:24

Huge mistake from Muslera as he attempts to save Griezmann's thumping shot only to see it slip through his palms.

France take 2-0 lead now. Uruguay have just under a half-hour to score twice.

06 Jul 17:23
06 Jul 17:22
57' Double substitution for Uruguay: Cristhian Stuani and John Bentancur off, Maxi Gomez and Christian Rodriguez on.
06 Jul 17:17
54' Stuani has been poor today especially attempting to fill the void left by Cavani. The forward receives a simple ball but losses possession almost immediately.
06 Jul 17:16
53' France dominating the early stages of the second-half, Uruguay feeling the pressure but clearly holding on. 
06 Jul 17:07


A bit too casual at the back as Fernando Muslera looked to dummy Griezman but the striker was having none of the that and put out his boot only to seem his attempt getting the ball go out for a goalkick.

06 Jul 17:03
45' Second-half is underway ...
06 Jul 16:55

Varane's late first half goal is exactly what this match needed. Expecting the South American's to open up and attack in the next 45min. 

Exciting contest. #WorldCup 

06 Jul 16:52
06 Jul 16:52


Uruguay win a free-kick from distance and the ball is floated in towards the France penalty area where Martin Caceres rises and thumps a strong low header towards the bottom corner. Lloris, with fantastic anticipation dives to the right to palm it away.

06 Jul 16:48
42' France will hope they can keep this lead up until the half-time whistle.
06 Jul 16:47
41' A goal is exactly what this match needed. More attacking Uruguay now expected. 
06 Jul 16:46
06 Jul 16:46
06 Jul 16:45
06 Jul 16:45
Uruguay caught falling asleep as Griezmann whips in a free-kick only for Varane to sprint forward and lose his marker and glance home a stunning header to give France the lead. 
06 Jul 16:41
06 Jul 16:40
35' Rather interesting 
06 Jul 16:40
06 Jul 16:39
06 Jul 16:35
30' We're still goalless ... 
06 Jul 16:34
28' Laxalt and Mbappe are constantly in tug of war. Sooner or later the referee will intervene but great match for match hunger shown by both players.
06 Jul 16:32
24' Mbappe is flooded by blue shirts as he immediately receives the ball on the right flank. Busy night ahead for defenders and attackers it seem. 
06 Jul 16:30
21' France, trying things at least as Mbappe attempts to play in Giroud but Uruguay have been defending superbly and play the offside trap, to which the striker is aware to.
06 Jul 16:29
20' Griezmann seizes the moment and sees Mbappe in space he looks to play the PSG forward in but Laxalt cuts out the ball. 
06 Jul 16:24

18' POGBA! 

His effort from 25-yards out goes well wide. 

06 Jul 16:23


Unlucky, the 19-year-old is unmarked in the penalty area and Giroud is aware and lobs a cross over. Mbappe rises and heads his effort over the cross bar. He had time to bring the ball down.