France thrash Uruguay, secure semi-final spot

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France on Friday defeated Uruguay 2-0 at the Stadion Nizhny Novgorod during their quarter-final encounter to secure semi-final spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Varane headed France in front, just 40 minutes of game play. Griezmann floated a precise free-kick towards the middle, taking a slight stutter before his delivery to confuse the Uruguay backline. His hesitation and the accuracy of the delivery allowed Varane to get ahead of Stuani. The defender placed his effort into the corner away from Muslera to put France ahead.

Griezmann stuttered to disrupt the Uruguay defence before supplying a pinpoint cross for Varane to head home.

61 minutes on, Griezmann doubled the lead for Les Bleus. The forward was afforded space and time on the edge of the box and he fires at goal. It’s straight at Muslera, but he had a nightmare, palming the ball straight into his own net. A shocker from the Uruguay keeper.

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