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

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 July, 2018, 9:44pm
UPDATED : Friday, 06 July, 2018, 9:44pm

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.

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The winners play either Brazil or Belgium who meet in the second quarter-final later on Friday.