France v Uruguay, 06 July 2018

Score2-0 to France
RefereeNestor Pitana
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Quarter-final
VenueNizhny Novograd Stadium
Attendance43,319
Kick-off: 5.00pm local France v Uruguay was Match 57 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina) Assistant Referee 1: Hernan Maidana (Argentina) Assistant Referee 2: Juan Belatti (Argentina) Fourth Official: Alireza Faghani (Iran) Reserved AR: Reza Sokhandan (Iran) VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (Italy) France had now reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the sixth time. Only Germany, Brazil and Italy had now reached more. Raphaël Varane became the first player to score for France against Uruguay since José Touré in 1985. Four of the subsequent five meetings had been goalless draws. France become the second nation to beat three CONMEBOL nations at a World Cup finals; also Netherlands in 1974. Uruguay had now not won any of their last 17 games at the World Cup finals when they conceded the first goal (lost 14) since their first-ever meeting against France in 1966 at White City in London.

2  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

0  Uruguay

Manager: Oscar Tabarez

Goals:

Raphaël Varane 40 G
Antoine Griezmann 61 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Lucas Hernández
Defender Benjamin Pavard
Defender Samuel Umtiti
Defender Raphaël Varane
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Corentin Tolisso
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Olivier Giroud
Forward Kylian Mbappé

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera
Defender Martín Cáceres
Defender José Giménez
Defender/Midfielder Diego Godín (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Nahitan Nández
Midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur
Midfielder Diego Laxalt
Midfielder Lucas Torreira
Midfielder Mathías Vecino
Forward Luis Suárez

Substitutions:

Steven N'Zonzi for Corentin Tolisso 79
Ousmane Dembélé for Kylian Mbappé 88
Nabil Fekir for Antoine Griezmann 90

Substitutions:

Maxi Gómez for Cristhian Stuani 59
Cristian Rodríguez for Rodrigo Bentancur 59
Jonathan Urretaviscaya for Nahitan Nández 73

Cards:

Lucas Hernández 33 Y
Kylian Mbappé 69 Y

Cards:

Rodrigo Bentancur 39 Y
Cristian Rodríguez 69 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alphonse Aréola
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Presnel Kimpembe
Defender Benjamin Mendy
Defender Adil Rami
Defender Djibril Sidibé
Midfielder Thomas Lemar
Midfielder Steven N'Zonzi
Midfielder Florian Thauvin
Midfielder/Forward Ousmane Dembélé
Midfielder/Forward Nabil Fekir

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Martín Campaña
Goalkeeper Martín Silva
Defender Maxi Pereira
Defender Gastón Silva
Defender Guillermo Varela
Midfielder Cristian Rodríguez
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez
Forward Maxi Gómez