Uruguay will sweat over Edinson Cavani's fitness, says suspended Blaise Matuidi

We played well, deserved more: Ronaldo

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez lauded his side's dedication and commitment on Saturday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Portugal took them into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Brazil, meanwhile, have made their way through into the quarter-finals of Russian Federation 2018 thanks to a 2-0 win, with the Paris Saint-Germain striker setting up Roberto Firmino for a second late on.

Suarez himself picked up a knock in that session but later appeared in front of the media with no obvious discomfort, which will calm fears he too could miss the clash with France.

Their midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and N'Golo Kante nullified the threat of Lionel Messi and Didier Deschamps will expect more of the same against Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.




Edinson Cavani, who failed to finish the match after suffering a late injury, scored a superb goal in each half, and although Pepe scored in-between, it was not enough to halt the Uruguayans, who have now won all four of their matches so far in Russian Federation.

"I don't know exactly.

We need to go out with a lot of sacrifice.be solid at the back, deny them space to maximize their speed", he told a news conference.

And Suarez says such results have shown that Oscar Tabarez's side do not depend exclusively on their two star forwards. "The two goals he scored the other day, the team work he has in general, his physical exertion. all of it is important. That is our best chance against any adversary, and we know that France will be very tough indeed". We can certainly control him, not just one player, but the entire France team.

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