France became the first nation to qualify for the semifinals of the Russia 2018 World Cup- Atletico Madrid star Griezmann stole the show with a goal and assist in the game as France beat Uruguay 2-0- He becomes the first French player to register his name on the goal and assist sheet since Vieira did it in 2006Antoine Griezmann became the first French player to score and assist a goal in a knockout game of the World Cup since Patrick Vieira vs Spain in 2006 as France beat Uruguay 2-0 to clinch a spot in the semifinal of the World Cup.
The Atletico Madrid provided the assist for France’s opening goal as his free-kick was powered home by Varane in the 40th minute.Uruguay were close to getting an equalizer just before the end of the first half as Caceres header from a freekick forced a top class save from Hugo Lloris.
At the start of the second half, Griezman got his name on the score sheet as his shot from outside the box was parried into the net by Uruguay’s goalkeeper Muslera.France held on to claim a deserving 2-0 win and a place in the semifinal where they face either Brazil or Belgium.Read our live updates below95′ Full time: France 2-0 Uruguay.
The Europeans are through to the semi final where they face Belgium or Brazil.93′ Substitution! Nabil Fekir comes in for man of the match Griezmann. France seem to have done enough to secure the semifinal ticket.90′ Five minutes of added time to be played.89′ CHANCE! Griezmann curls a free-kick just narrowly high.87′ Substitution for France! Dembele replaces Mbappe.85′ France doing enough to keep possession as they try to see off this game. They are five minutes away from the semifinal.81′ France are nine minutes away from the semi final where they face the winner of Brazil vs Belgium.79′ Substitution! France make their first change.
Nzonzi replaces Tolisso.76′ Half chance! Giroud fires wide after the Mbappe tried to dazzle his way into the Uruguay’s box qualifysemifinals.html?utm_source=mailfire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=reaction_pusher#1179029