Uruguay Coach Gives Update on Cavani’s Fitness Ahead of Quarter Final

We played well, deserved more: Ronaldo

Duet beats solo in football

PSG striker Edinson Cavani was the matchwinner, scoring a brace either side of a Pepe equaliser to send Oscar Tabarez's side into the quarter finals against France - and ensure Ronaldo joined fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi in being dumped out of the competition on the same day.

Suarez was less convinced by recent claims that Griezmann was half-Uruguayan because he plays with Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez at Atletico Madrid, drinks mate tea and even turned up at the airport wearing a Uruguay shirt to greet his teammates when they qualified for Russian Federation.

"I don't know exactly".

"About Mbappe, everybody knows he's a really good player".

"He doesn't know who we are or what we must do to be successful in football.

We need to go out with a lot of sacrifice.be solid at the back, deny them space to maximize their speed", he told a news conference.

"Today we committed a mistake that led to the equaliser but we have a very strong team in terms of mindset", Tabarez added, citing the value of his team's "intensity, focus and tactical intuition". "Making them respect us".

While striker Cavani battles to be fit after suffering a calf injury in their 2-1 last-16 victory over Portugal, Matuidi misses out for France at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Friday (July 6) because of one-match suspension.

He is fighting for fitness. "His significance, both for my play and for the team, is key because of the class of player he is".

Brazil forward Neymar has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to a stunning World Cup record after his goal against Mexico in the round of 16 in the World Cup, according to report in Goal.

"I spoke as a friend - obviously that stays between us".

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