Suarez: Uruguay Can Cope Without Cavani

Suarez: Uruguay Can Cope Without Cavani

Edinson Cavani, who failed to finish the match after suffering a late injury, scored a superb goal in each half, and although Pepe scored in-between, it was not enough to halt the Uruguayans, who have now won all four of their matches so far in Russian Federation.

PSG striker Edinson Cavani was the matchwinner, scoring a brace either side of a Pepe equaliser to send Oscar Tabarez's side into the quarter finals against France - and ensure Ronaldo joined fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi in being dumped out of the competition on the same day.

It wasn't a bad day for Paris St. Germain players.

"Everybody knows he's (Mbappe) a really good player, but I think we have a really good defence to control him", said the Barcelona striker. "We know it's a special game for us, I don't know for him". That's for the Uruguayans to worry about.

Their midfield trio of Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and N'Golo Kante nullified the threat of Lionel Messi and Didier Deschamps will expect more of the same against Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.

Holders Germany knocked out of World Cup 2018
Germany's hopes of winning a second consecutive World Cup were dashed Wednesday in a shocking stoppage-time loss to South Korea . The Germans are the fourth of the last five World Cup winners to be going home after the first round.

"Uruguay without Cavani is not the same thing".

"But their way of playing and defending, won't change too much I don't reckon".

Two-time world champion Uruguay hadn't reached the last eight at the World Cup since a fourth-place finish in 2010.

However, the three goals France conceded despite an ineffective performance from Messi should give Uruguay hope that they can at least get on the scoresheet and add to their seven goals in the tournament. But we are able to trouble any team, because we really have quality in attack.

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