France sends another South American team home on their way to semi-final
It seems France is on an outrage against their old foes South American teams. One after another they are on revenge against them in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. They eliminated Peru at the group stage, taken care of Argentina in tremendous fashion before saying goodbye to Uruguay. Les Bleus defeated La Celeste 2-0 to send them home on their way to the semi-final.
France reached their 6th semi-final at World Cup, thanks to Raphael Varane’s powerful header and Antoine Griezmann’s spinning shot which Fernando Muslera failed to collect.
Uruguay without their star forward Edinson Cavani made little impact going forward and Luis Suarez didn’t even make a single touch inside the France penalty area. It was an even match defensively because we didn’t see much on attack, but two lack of concentration from La Celeste side see France going forward into the tournament.
France will play the winner of Brazil vs Belgium who will face each-other later tonight in the semi-final on the very same ground Nizhny Novgorod. Les Bleus hope that this ground proves lucky for them once again.
France are cooking in the knockout stage ?? pic.twitter.com/X0d1kgw6HJ
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 6, 2018
If Brazil overcomes Belgium’s golden generation challenge, France will be up to run outrage against another South American giant. France success over Brazil will make another record in this World Cup as the Europe’s only favourite left in the tournament will alone eliminate four of the South American teams participating on the tournament.
It’s only Colombia who were eliminated by England, otherwise every other South American teams were hammered by France in this World Cup.
I had Uruguay eliminating France but credit to Les Bleus. I feel for both Suarez and Cavani (both 31) as this was likely their last World Cup (probably Godin as well). Giminez crying at the end, felt bad for him too. Tabarez a class manager as well. Underrated.
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) July 6, 2018
Kylian Mbapper, the teenage France sensation who was star against the Argentina failed to shine against Uruguay but they have enough in their Arsenal to see off the defensive Uruguayan side. Raphael Varane headed just before the half-time was looking enough to seal the victory when Hugo Lloris made a brilliant save to deny Martin Caceres, but Antoine Griezmann put a stamp on it with his 61st minute strike scoring his third goal of the tournament.
France didn’t hold a very good record against the South Americans before this World Cup, but it seems they are on a mission to settle their debts against them in this World Cup. If Brazil were lucky against Blegium, they must be ready for Les Bleus’ outrage.