On Friday at Nizhny Novgorod stadium, France crashes Uruguay by 2 – 0 to become first semi finalist at 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia. The 2 goals – Varane header put Les Bleus ahead at 40′ minute and the Muslera mistake on gripping the ball from Griezmann shot at 61′ minute ensures French victory over the Uruguains.
France will now face the winners of the second game between Brazil and Belgium in the semi final of 2018 FIFA soccer world cup.
France into semi-final of 2018 FIFA world cup and face Brazil or Belgium
France semi final will be in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday 11 July
Muslera, Uruguay goalkeeper made huge mistake in the match.
Griezmann awarded with man of the match for the game
Varane, Griezmann scored goal against Uruguay for France.
France Vs Uruguay match started with both teams trying hard to get the first lead into the quarter final match. Unlike the other game against Portugal, Uruguay cannot hold much against the Fast pace French attack. The first half almost looks like ending on a draw, but suddenly a foul at ten feet near to the box give France a important free kick. Antoine Griezmann cross towards the right, headed by Varane gives France much needed lead 1 – 0. Their first step towards making into the semi final of 2018 FIFA world cup.
Second half, Uruguay started to fight back, trying to get the equalizer. But they could not get past French defence. Uruguay must have miss the dangerous Kavani, who is their match winner in the last game against Portugal. Without Kavani, Suarez also could not do much to penetrate the French to get a goal.
Muslera, Uruguay goalkeeper was poor on this game. He is experienced with almost 100 plus matches, but could not deliver that in this game. His one mistake almost conceded a goal, but luckly it went outside. At 61′ minute, Griezmann gets the ball out of his feet on the edge of the penalty area and his shot heads straight at the Uruguayan goalkeeper. Muslera could not hold it and it pops out into the post. France 2 – 0 Uruguay.
Uruguay try double substitution to make a come back into the game. But 2- 0 deficit against France was costing them too much. Uruguay become first team to knocked out of 2018 FIFA world cup in the quarter final stage.
See all goals from France 2 – 0 Uruguay Quarter final match 2018 FIFA world cup Russia
- VARANE (FRANCE) SCORES!!
- From the free kick conceded by Bentancur, Antoine Griezmann whips a cross in from the French right and it’s glanced goalwards by the Real Madrid man. The ball nestles in the bottom corner and France lead.
- GRIEZMANN (FRANCE) SCORES!!
- It’s a costly error by Fernando Muslera that sees France double their lead. Les Bleus’ No 7 gets 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.
With this win France qualify as the first semi finalist (Round of 4 ) for the 2018 FIFA world cup. They will surely going to get a strong opponent in the semi final – Brazil or Belgium.
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