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Luis Suarez rejects France forward Antoine Griezmann's show of 'respect'

07 July, 2018, 17:44 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • PSG star Edinson Cavani is nursing an injury and remains a doubt for the clash

The 1966 champions edged out Colombia in the last 16 with their first-ever World Cup penalty shootout win after three previous defeats, securing a first knockout-round victory at a major tournament since beating Ecuador in 2006.

"You can say that sometimes maybe we can give a little more, but we always give our best". He was injured near the end of that game last Saturday.

"It is true Olivier has not scored yet, but - I repeat - yet", Deschamps said.

Instead, the former Arsenal frontman - who moved to Stamford Bridge for about £18m in January - is preferred for his link play with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who have made most of the headlines with their goals in Russian Federation.

Test your quarter-final knowledge
After Mexico was eliminated this week by Brazil , fans went to the Izmailovo market in Moscow looking to swap their sombreros. None of the teams in this side of the draw would have begun the tournament with realistic expectations of reaching the final.

Uruguay did practice earlier this week for the possibility, with Cristhian Stuani likely to be brought into the side in and Cristian Rodriguez asked to offer more support to Suarez, who has tried to play down Cavani's possible absence. Everyone works hard in attack and defence.

"Things got a bit heated and he had a yellow card and I didn't want him to lose his temper and get a booking for not a lot", Deschamps said. "The players know this and it is just an extra boost for us in terms of motivation". Brazil, favourites to win the World Cup for a sixth time, take on Belgium - top scorers so far with 12 goals in four matches.

"We have achieved something that is really attractive and not easy", he said.

"You can have a bad or good match, but we have given everything". "We've lost before", Tabarez told reporters, speaking before Brazil's loss to Belgium.

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