Uruguay started brightly but were lacking a certain panache going forward following Edinson Cavani’s injury sustained against Portugal and were unable to register any clear-cut chances in the game’s early stages.

” France earned their place in the semi-finals of a World cup for the first time since 2006 after securing a tense 2-0 victory over Uruguay at Nizhny Novgorod. Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann either side of half-time saw Didier Deschamps’ men secure the win on what was a contrasting day for the two goalkeepers.

3 Griezmann’s strike from 20 yards surprisingly put France 2-0 up Hugo Lloris made an incredible save to keep out Martin Caceres’ firm header when the game was at 1-0 while La Celeste glovesman Fernando Muslera was at fault for France’s second. Tensions nearly spilled over towards the end of the game after a scuffle broke out on the pitch following an incident between Cristian Rodriguez and Kylian Mbappe.

Uruguay started brightly but were lacking a certain panache going forward following Edinson Cavani’s injury sustained against Portugal and were unable to register any clear-cut chances in the game’s early stages. France’s teenage sensation Mbappe – who starred in their 4-3 win over Argentina in the last round – should have done better with a free header on 15 minutes.

Les Bleus grew into the game and got the crucial lead five minutes before the break when Varane glanced in Griezmann’s curling free-kick from the right. 3 Lloris was alert when needed during the game Moments later, Lloris brilliantly preserved his side’s lead after getting down low to his right to deny Caceres before Diego Godin could only put the rebound over the bar.online bookmaker And Griezmann got his name on the scoresheet to double France’s lead on the hour.

The striker’s speculative strike was too hot to handle for Muslera, but the keeper really should have done better with the effort. Clearly frustrated at the way things went, Uruguay appeared to lose their discipline as the game ebbed away from them. And this nearly descended into chaos after Mbappe went down after running past Rodriguez. Replays suggest there was no clear contact between the two, however.

STAR MAN 3 The captain earned all sorts of plaudits for his save on Caceres France’s incredible flair was too much for Argentina but they were presented with a new challenge against Uruguay of having to win ugly. Les Bleus passed with flying colours. And they have their keeper to thank for his incredible save just before the break. Lloris’ stop came at a crucial time and also did enough to put off Diego Godin on the rebound.

Had that gone in, it would have been 1-1 and could well have made for a different story. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Lloris save is the best moment of the match as a result. It was not the most enthralling game but the keeper brought an incredible piece of quality which has put his side through to the last four where they will face the winners of the Brazil v Belgium tie – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT Lloris earned plenty of praise on Twitter for the save too from Tottenham fans – some claiming it was the “save of the World Cup.” Latest World Cup news DON’T MISS England vs Argentina: Exclusive coverage of Women’s World Cup clash, team news Diary dates When does the Women’s World Cup start?

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Have England won it? tipped to star Women’s World Cup 2019: The ones to watch in France ahead of Friday’s start LINE-UPS Uruguay: Muslera, Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt, Nandez (Urreta 73) Torreira, Vecino, Bentancur (Rodriguez 59), Suarez, Stuani (Gomez 59) Subs not used: Campana, Varela, Sanchez, De Arrascaeta, Gaston Silva, Maxi Pereira, Coates, Martin Silva France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe (Dembele 88), Griezmann (Fekir 90), Tolisso (N’Zonzi 80), Giroud Subs not used: Mandanda, Kimpembe, Lemar, Rami, Sidibe, Thauvin, Mendy, Areola   ” ” Paul Pogba considered leaving Manchester United during Jose Mourinho’s tenure as manager, his brother has revealed.https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Mancini The France midfielder shared an uneasy relationship with Mourinho during their time together at Old Trafford, especially throughout the final few months of the Portuguese’s reign.

2 It is believed Pogba and Mourinho never truly saw eye to eye In the build up to Mourinho losing his job, he stripped Pogba of the vice-captaincy, had a training ground confrontation with the midfielder, and even reportedly branded him a ‘virus’ during a dressing room bust-up. Pogba, 25, has burst into life since Mourinho’s sacking last month, with his assist in Sunday’s defeat of Leicester making it six goals and five assists in just eight Premier League matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club’s interim manager.

He is finally living up to the expectations which he has struggled to reach since his then world record transfer to United in 2016, but if Mourinho was still in charge Pogba might not even be turning out for the Red Devils any more. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?

Arsenal target Dennis Praet agent confirms interest in player CLINICAL Miedema nets brace to become Netherlands’ record scorer in Cameroon win STAYING PUT Gonzalo Higuain will see out his contract at Juventus, agent confirms It has previously been rumoured that Pogba wanted to leave the club if Mourinho remained in the Old Trafford dugout, and his brother, Mathias, has confirmed these reports. Speaking to Telefoot, as quoted by Le10 Sport, Tours striker Mathias said: “Did Paul think about leaving because of Mourinho? Of course. It comes to mind. “But today he is where he is. “He was under contract so he had to grit his teeth and keep working.” 2 Pogba outlasted Mourinho at Manchester United Pogba’s rejuvenation under Solskjaer also comes as no surprise to his brother, who believes United’s caretaker manager knows exactly how to get the best out the World Cup winner. “As Solskjaer had Paul with the reserve team, he knows exactly what to say and how to say it to Paul,” he added. “And when you give my little brother that responsibility, you will only see the best of him.” “

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