Uruguay relies on savvy, smarts to reach World Cup quarters

Lynette Rowe
July 6, 2018

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"Cavani sustained an injury tonight and we will have to see how that evolves as it's not clear at this stage how serious it is", he said.

The 2018 World Cup returns on Friday after a two-day break England beating Colombia in the last round of 16 game on Tuesday.

"We have played without Edinson already, during qualification, and the team adapted to the situation", explained Suarez.

Portugal suffered a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in their World Cup last 16 game in Sochi on Saturday night.

Drawing a blank against Uruguay means that one of the finest players of all-time is still looking for his first goal in the knockout stages of football's showpiece event.

They will next face France, who had earlier knocked out Lionel Messi's Argentina 4-3.

"Now is not the time to talk about the future, either of the coach or the players", the Portugal skipper said after the game.

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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their first goal.

Meanwhile, it was reported that while Cavani did not take part in the day's outdoor training session with his team-mates, Suarez had appeared to feel some discomfort in his right leg during it, but did then resume training.

Deschamps, a member of the France squad that won the 1998 World Cup with a solid back-four and a steely midifield, was not bothered. "This is different, though - this is a World Cup".

"We must congratulate Uruguay because they are the national team that are in the quarter-final".

If Cavani is unable to recover his replacement will also come from the Spanish Liga Santander with either Cristhian Stuani or Maxi Gomez in line to play.

The exams planned this Sunday have indeed been postponed by 24 hours and the Paris striker still does not know the exact nature of his injury.

Cavani put Uruguay ahead in the seventh minute when he evaded the Portugal defence to meet Luis Suarez's pinpoint cross with a bullet header at the far post.

'But in five days we have a match and we don't have a lot of time for recovery here.

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