Uruguay vs France
Uruguay will take on France after both nations won their last-16 ties on Saturday by one goal margins.
France saw off the challenge of Argentina with a 4-3 win. The scoreline slightly flattered the South Americans.
In the evening match, Uruguay knocked out European champions Portugal.
Edinson Cavani opened with a sublime header in the first half.
Pepe levelled for Portugal with a free header from a corner.
Cavani sealed the win with an outstanding right-footed curler into the far side of the Portugal net.
Edinson Cavani picks up an injury
In the 73rd minute, Cavani was forced out the game with an injury.
Struggling to walk, Cristiano Ronaldo went over to help Cavani leave the pitch.
After the game Cavani confirmed that he was forced out with a calf problem. However the PSG striker remained hopeful of returning against France.
Edinson Cavani’s injury update
On Monday the full extent of Cavani’s injury is set to be made public.
Uruguayan paper Ovacion are hoping that Cavani will make it, however they are already planning for the striker’s injury to be confirmed.
Uruguay didn’t train on Sunday, however Ovacion note that Cavani was limping around the training camp. The paper also announce “according to people close to the player, it is ‘highly unlikely’ that Cavani can play Friday against France.”
C’est grave docteur ?
Le médecin le plus célèbre de France, Michel Cymes, revient sur la blessure à un mollet d’Edinson Cavani. Sera-t-il apte pour le quart face à la France ? Découvrez sa réponse ⤵⤵ pic.twitter.com/yRTLMYII6M
— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) July 2, 2018
The most famous doctor in France, Michel Cymes, has also appeared on French TV to discuss Edinson Cavani’s calf injury. Cymes also believes there is no chance of the PSG striker playing.
Indeed, Cymes has forecasted that Cavani may be out of action for six weeks.
In the event Cavani is missing against France, Uruguay have three options: Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gómez and Jonathan Urretaviscaya, in that order of priority.
As for France, Djibril Sidibé and Benjamin Mendy are both struggling with knocks.
Edinson Cavani on Monday
Edinson Cavani has again missed Uruguay training on Monday.
Uruguay midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is still hopeful, however, that Cavani can play against France. He said:
Cavani is well. He is very happy for our qualification and for his and the team’s performance the other day.
Today he worked on his recovery. He is emotionally well and let’s see how his recovery goes. We have to take it a day at a time and see how he feels.
Edinson Cavani struggled to make it down from his hotel room this morning.
Tests on the severity of his injury have already been done and an update is expected soon. pic.twitter.com/fwd7ZJ89hO
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) July 2, 2018