Fifa World Cup: Edinson Cavani out, Cristhian Stuani in for Uruguay against France
Uruguayan scores two goals in the round-of-16 win over Portugal then limped off with a calf injury
Injured Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani failed to make the line-up for Friday’s World Cup quarter-final against France, with Cristhian Stuani replacing him up front alongside Luis Suarez.
Cavani scored two goals in the round-of-16 win over Portugal then limped off with a calf injury, and had desperately sought to get fit for the match at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez kept the rest of his side unchanged from the 2-1 win over Portugal.
France, who beat Argentina 4-3 in the last-16, are without suspended midfielder Blaise Matuidi, replaced by Corentin Tolisso, as coach Didier Deschamps also kept an otherwise unchanged team.
The winners play either Brazil or Belgium who meet in the second quarter-final later on Friday.