World Cup 2018: Uruguay vs. France preview

As 2018 World Cup Quarter-finals start, France and Uruguay will fight for the position in Semifinals at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Luis suareez and Ambappe
Two Match winner in one picture
Didier Deschamps’ men defeated a South American nation in the round of 16 in a 7 goals thriller match against Messi’s Argentina, and they will be looking to do the same here against another South American Nation.
On the other hand, Portugal, the Euro 16 Champions were beaten by Uruguay in which we saw the brilliance of Suarez and Cavani. We also saw how strong Uruguay’s defense can be.
The Winner of this match will have a tough time in the Semi-finals because they will have to face either Brazil or Belgium.

Game: Uruguay vs France (Quarter-finals)

Date: Friday, July 6

Time: 3pm BST / 10am ET

Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium

Both teams are the former World Champions, Uruguay has two world cups in their trophy cabinet and France has lifted the trophy once but Les Bleus are the favorites for this fixture because of an abundance of class, talent and experience in the side. France topped their group but still faced criticism because they were not playing to expectations. After the match against Argentina and an outstanding performance by Kylian Mbappe, they are back in action.

Uruguay, on the other hand, has played so well in all the matches.  Their defense was impenetrable and their attack has the 2 of the best strikers in the world. Luis Suarez and Cavani are like twins and they can be on their best level when they are playing together.

Squads and Team News

Uruguay

Uruguay's team
Uruguay’s Squad list

There was a big blow to Uruguay in the match against Portugal when Cavani had a hamstring strain and was taken off the pitch. Uruguay maybe will start without Cavani in the starting eleven, but Cavani will have to fight the time and his fitness in this match. Cristhian Stuani can replace Cavani in the playing XI.

France

France team
France Squad List

Olivier Giroud is a good option for Didier Deschamps if he wants to keep Uruguay’s center-backs busy in the match, and with a 4-3-3 formation Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe can play right and left to him.

Matuidi has been suspended for this game, Corentin Tolisso will be coming onto the midfield.

Players to watch

France: Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba

Uruguay: Godin, Cavani and Luis Suarez

Possible Lineups

France starting XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Tolisso, Pogba; Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.

Uruguay starting XI: Muslera; Laxalt, Godin, Gimenez, Caceres; Bentancur, Torreira, Vecino, Nandez; Stuani, Suarez.

URUGUAY World Cup Form

Uruguay have won all of their matches in this tournament and they only conceded one goal in 4 matches and  scored a total of 7 goals.

Won vs Portugal 2-1

Won vs Russia 3-0

Won vs Saudi Arabia 1-0

Won vs Egypt 1-0

France World Cup Form

France did not lose any match but they did draw one with Denmark. They have conceded 4 goals in 4 matches and scored 7 the same ammount of goals as Uruguay.

Won vs Argentine 4-3

Draw Denmark 0-0

Won vs Peru 1-0

Won vs Australia 2-1

Match Prediction

France 2 – 1 Uruguay

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch Uruguay vs. France

Algeria beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Argentina ESPN2 Sur, ESPN Sur, ESPN Play Sur
Australia beIN Sports Connect
Bahrain beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Bangladesh Sony LIV
Belgium Proximus 11+
Brazil Esporte Interativo
Canada TSN5, TSN4, RDS 2, TSN1, TSN GO, TSN3, RDS GO
Chile ESPN Sur, ESPN Play Sur, ESPN2 Sur
Colombia ESPN Sur, ESPN Play Sur
Egypt beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany SRF zwei, TeleClub Sport Live, Sky Go Deutschland, Sky Sport 1 HD
Ghana SuperSport 5 Africa, SL2G, SuperSport 10
India Sony LIV
Indonesia beIN Sports Connect Indonesia
International Roma TV, UEFA Champions League App, Sport 24
Iran beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Iraq beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Ireland BT Sport 2, BT Sport Live, RTE Player, RTE 2
Italy Premium Play, Roma TV, RSI La 2, PremiumSport HD
Jordan beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Kenya SuperSport 10, SL2G, SuperSport 5 Africa
Kuwait beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Mexico Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte, ESPN2 Norte, Fox Sports Cono Norte, ESPN Norte,
Morocco beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Netherlands Veronica TV, Ziggo Sport Select
Nigeria SL2G, SuperSport 10, SuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 5 Nigeria
Norway Viaplay Norway
Oman beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Pakistan Sony LIV/ Ten Sports
Portugal Sport TV1
Qatar beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Romania Telekom TV Live
Saudi Arabia beIN SPORTS CONNECT
South Africa Maximo 360, SuperSport 3, SuperSport 5 Africa, SL2G, SuperSport 10
Spain Movistar+, beIN Sports Connect España, beIN Sports Spain
Sri Lanka Sony LIV
Sudan beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Sweden Viasat Sports Premium, TV6 Sweden, Viaplay Sweden
Switzerland SRF zwei, RTS Deux, RTS Sport, RSI La 2, TeleClub Sport Live, Sky Sport 1
Syria beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Tanzania SuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 10, SL2G
Togo SL2G, SuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 10
Tunisia beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Turkey Tivibu Spor 2
Uganda SuperSport 10, SuperSport 5 Africa, SL2G
United Arab Emirates beIN SPORTS CONNECT
United Kingdom BT Sport 2, BT Sport Live
United States FOX Soccer Match Pass, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes+, Fox Sports 1, FOX Sports GO, fuboTV, WatchESPN
Uruguay ESPN Sur, ESPN2 Sur, ESPN Play Sur
Venezuela Fox Sports Cono Norte, ESPN Play Sur, Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte, ESPN Sur
Yemen beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Zambia SL2G, SuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 10
Zimbabwe SuperSport 5 Africa, SuperSport 1

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