France won by to a World Cup semi-finals for a initial time in 12 years after saying off a warlike Uruguay side that struggled in a deficiency of a harmed Edinson Cavani. Los CharrÃºas done a clever start all a same, with Cavaniâ€™s deputy Cristhian Stuani sharpened opposite a face of goal. At a back, meanwhile, La Celeste were their common organized selves, giving divided no space whatsoever.
Seeing some-more of a ball, France put some good moves together usually to onslaught in a box, where a Uruguayans were discerning to tinge out any danger. Ironically, Franceâ€™s opener came from a set-piece, often one of La Celesteâ€™s strengths, with Raphael Varane glancing a header home from Antoine Griezmannâ€™s pinpoint delivery. The Uruguayans would have equalised on a cadence of half-time though for a supernatural stop from Hugo Lloris, who dived full-length to scratch divided a Martin Caceres header.
In a bid to spin a diversion around, Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez rang a changes in a second half, promulgation on Maxi Lopez and Cristian Rodriguez. Their Russia 2018 hopes came to an end, however, when a Griezmann shot cheated Fernando Muslera and slipped by a keeperâ€™s hands and over a line.