Suarez Responds To Griezmann

Edinson Cavani

Cavani scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over Portugal last Saturday, having netted 10 times in 15 appearances in qualifying to send Uruguay to Russian Federation.

Suarez did manage to resume training but the incident will have caused a few concerns for head coach Oscar Tabarez, whose side take on France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

For Uruguay, with the goalscorer against Portugal, Edinson Cavani, unavailable, manager Óscar Tabárez lined Girona forward Cristhian Stuani with Luis Suarez.

Meanwhile, it was Griezmann's third goal of this World Cup, but his first not from a penalty.

"He knows it is the World Cup".

Uruguay's Fernando Muslera concedes as France's Antoine Griezmann scores their second goal.

Suarez did not expect that to cloud Griezmann's desire to help France into the semi-final, though.

Suarez, however, rejected the gesture as hollow given Griezmann's role in ending his nation's tournament.

"I have a contract with the club, I'm calm, football is like that and you never know, but I want to focus on the national team and enjoy this moment". "I'm proud of my team mates - they were lions", said skipper Godin. France will face Uruguay on July 6, 2018 in Nizhniy Novgorod for their quarter final match of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football tournament.

Mbappe, 19, was the star in France's thrilling 4-3 victory over Argentina.

The opening goal was scored by defender Raphael Varane on the 40th minute.

"But I know the desire and attitude he has and we know that if it was up to him he will be there".

While Cavani's fitness doubt is a concern for Uruguay, France defender Adil Rami said: "We need to stop thinking that Cavani will play against us".

Uruguay skipper Diego Godin gestured with the teenager to get up, then tried to pull him from the turf, sparking a melee which involved most of the players and saw French coach Didier Deschamps going onto the pitch to try to calm tempers. "Today we played against opponents that were stronger than we were".

Stuani replaced Cavani after he sustained the injury against Portugal in the second half of the game.

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