France beats Uruguay 2-0, qualifies for the semi-finals

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France coach Didier Deschamps backed Kylian Mbappe to get even better after his impressive display against Argentina at the World Cup.

France went on to reach the World Cup final the last two times it advanced to the semifinals.

I thank everyone for helping us not to miss anything (MEDICAL PEOPLE, UTILITY AND KITCHEN). "It could've been a one off and that would've been that but to play at a high level today, we've shown our mettle and that's very good for us". There were some technical issues.

"He knows what you feel as a player when you are in that situation, when you see an opportunity, when you have to face the pressure", Martinez said.

The World Cup returned with a bang as two of the four semi-finalists were confirmed. He glanced his header into the top left corner of the goal.

Suarez rued the injury absence of strike partner Edinson Cavani as "essential" to the result, although Uruguay's hopes of advancing were not aided by Fernando Muslera's poor error for Griezmann's goal.

When asked if he was concerned that Olivier Giroud had still not scored at Russian Federation 2018, Deschamps replied "yet", suggesting the Chelsea striker's position in the starting line-up is safe.

"This is how we play, this is what we need to do".

Oscar Tabarez, his opposite number, was magnanimous and matter-of-fact in defeat.

"Ever since Janne took over, we've built and laid a new foundation", center back Andreas Granvqist said Monday, adding about Ibrahimovic: "Others have been allowed to take a step forward when we lost one of the world's greatest footballers".

One angry fan launched the petition when England made it to the quarter finals following a dramatic penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in Moscow on Tuesday.

"The boys gave everything but by the end there was a huge difference between the teams, I admit that". We all make mistakes.

Cavani was back in training on Thursday and France are acutely aware of the threat posed by the man who plays for Paris Saint-Germain.

"I'm proud of my teammates - they were lions", Godin said, as he and the Uruguay players came off the pitch in tears.

"But I understand why Gareth did it, it's the first thought at the time that you've got to defend and hang onto what you've got, but I thought besides that England were very composed".

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