Uruguay's Immovable Defence Against France's Unstoppable Attack

Eight predictions for the World Cup 2018 Round of 16

"So it's an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are".

Take a look through the gallery above to see how France could line up for their World Cup quarter-final against Uruguay.

The victor of the tie faces the victor of Belgium vs. Brazil in the World Cup semi final on Tuesday July 10.

Led by captain Diego Godin, and including Jose Gimenez, Martin Caceres and Diego Laxalt, along with goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, Uruguay's defence have the joint-best record at the World Cup.

The winners will play Brazil or Belgium, who meet in their quarter-final in Kazan on Friday evening, for a place in the July 15 final. They are supremely well-organised and have already served notice that Mbappe will not have the same kind of freedom he enjoyed against Argentina.

And they are marshalled by Godin, now 121 caps and counting.

"If you let France have space it will be very hard", Uruguay's coach Oscar Tabarez said after securing a place in the quarter-finals.

Russian Federation beat Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarterfinals
It was not to be. "As we perfectly well showed to the world, we welcome any fans from any country", Sorokin said. The team did everything possible to try and prove ourselves again.

But in Kylian Mbappe, they have just the man to do it. Cavani's PSG teammate has announced himself on the world stage in Russian Federation, scoring twice (and winning a penalty) in the win against Argentina, drawing comparisons to Brazilian Ronaldo along the way. So if he plays against us, he'll have destroyed science, so stop making us believe that he'll play against us'.

"We try to make sure that strikers don't feel comfortable - it's a good option".

Surprisingly, the team that has received the fewest yellow cards in Russian Federation - just one - are Uruguay, known in the past to resort to the dark arts to win.

The match will also showcase several cross-border friendships. This time, only Rodrigo Bentancur has been booked.

They have five fewer yellow cards than France and it is the Europeans who have to reshuffle because of a suspension to Blaise Matuidi.

"I've always joked. that I wanted to face Umtiti at a World Cup", Suarez said.

Uruguay also have a reputation as World Cup party-poopers - including Ghana in 2010 - and history is on their side.

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