France are set to start their world cup campaign against Austria in the Group C game on Saturday, 16th June 2018 at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Kazan. France have a rather easy group on paper with Peru and Denmark are the other two teams in what should be a straight forward group stage for 2016 Euro finalists. France play their second game in the group against Peru on Thursday, 21st June followed by their last group game against Denmark on 26th June.
The pressure is well and truly on as we reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, with Uruguay and France now just three wins away from glory.
France won a thrilling last-16 clash against Argentina 4-3, with Kylian Mbappe the star of the show with two superb goals to send Lionel Messi & Co. packing.
Uruguay, meanwhile, sent Messi's great rival Cristiano Ronaldo home as Edinson Cavani struck twice to seal a 2-1 win over Portugal to set up a mouthwatering quarter-final clash.
Jose Gimenez headed a 90th-minute winner as Uruguay beat Egypt 1-0 in their opening Group A game at the World Cup in Yekaterinburg.
The Atletico Madrid defender rose highest for Carlos Sanchez's free-kick to head past Mohamed El Shenawy and break Egypt hearts after a largely sluggish show from the Uruguayans.
Egypt: El Shenawy (8), Abdelshafy (6), Hegazy (7), Gabr (6), Fathy (6), Elneny (6), Hamed, Warda (6), Elsaid (6), Trezeguet (6), Mohsen (6)
Subs: Morsy (6), Kahraba (5), Sobhi (NA)
Uruguay: Muslera (6), Varela (6), Godin (8), Gimenez (8), Caceres (6), Nandez (5), Bentancur (6), Vecino (5), De Arrascaeta (5), Suarez (5), Cavani (7)
Subs: Sanchez (7), Rodriguez (6), Torreira (NA)
Man of the match: Diego Godin
Uruguay booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday afternoon.
The victory, which also confirms Russia's place in the knockout stage and eliminates both Saudi Arabia and Egypt, was secured through a close-range goal from Luis Suarez (23) on his 100th appearance for his country.
Uruguay: Muslera (7), Varela (6), Godin (7), Gimenez (7), Caceres (7), Sanchez (6), Bentancur (7), Vecino (6), Rodriguez (7), Suarez (7), Cavani (7)
Subs: Torreira (6), Laxalt (6), Nandez (n/a)
Saudi Arabia: Al-Owais (6), Hawsawi (7), Al-Bulayhi (7), Al-Burayk (6), Al-Shahrani (6), Al-Faraj (6), Bahbir (7), Ateef (7), Al-Jassam (6), Al-Dawsari (6), Al-Muwallad (6)
Subs: Al-Mogahwi (6), Kanno (6), Al-Sahlawi (6)
Man of the match: Diego Godin
Uruguay beat 10-man Russia 3-0 in Samara to secure top spot in Group A and end the hosts' perfect start to their home World Cup.
Luis Suarez opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a low free-kick and Denis Cheryshev deflected a Diego Laxalt shot into his own net (23) before Igor Smolnikov was sent off for a second yellow card nine minutes before half-time.
Uruguay: Muslera (7), Godin (7), Coates (6), Caceres (6), Bentancur (7), Nandez (6), Torreira (7), Vecino (6), Laxalt (7), Suarez (7), Cavani (6)
Subs: Arrascaeta (6), Rodriguez (6)
Russia: Akinfeev (6), Kutepov (6), Ignashevich (7), Kudryashov (6), Smolnikov (3), Cheryshev (7), Gazinsky (6), Zobnin (7), Miranchuk (6), Samedov (5), Dzyuba (7)
Subs: Fernandes (6), Kuzyaev (6), Smolov (7)
Man of the match: Lucas Torreira
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay booked a quarter-final date with France and sent Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal home after a 2-1 win in Sochi.
Cavani opened the scoring just seven minutes into the keenly-fought contest when he finished off a stunning cross-field one-two with Luis Suarez.
Pepe equalised with a towering 55th-minute header but Cavani hit back with a stylish first-time strike (62) to send Oscar Tabarez's men through to the last eight for the first time since 2010.
Uruguay: Muslera (6), Caceres (6), Gimenez (7), Godin (8), Laxalt (6), Nandez (6), Torreira (7), Vecino (6), Bentancur (7), Suarez (8), Cavani (9).
Subs used: Rodriguez (6), Stuani (6), Sanchez (6).
Portugal: Rui Patricio (6), Ricardo Pereira (6), Pepe (7), Fonte (7), Guerreiro (7), Bernardo Silva (6), William Carvalho (7), Adrien Silva (6), Joao Mario (6), Goncalo Guedes (6), Ronaldo (7).
Subs used: Quaresma (6), Silva (6), Fernandes (n/a).
Man of the match: Edinson Cavani
France topped Group C while Denmark secured qualification to the last 16 of the World Cup with a dour 0-0 draw on Tuesday.
With Peru beating Australia in the other final Group C game, neither side overexerted themselves in Nizhny Novgorod, with the crowd regularly jeering the pedestrian nature of play.
Denmark: Schmeichel (6), Kjaer (6), Christensen(6), Jorgensen (5), Dalsgaard (6), Stryger (6), Delaney (5), Eriksen (6), Braithwaite (6), Cornelius (5), Sisto (5).
Subs: Fischer (5), Dolberg (5), Lerager (NA)
France: Mandanda (5), Kimpembe (5), Varane (6), Sidibe (4), Hernandez (5), Kante (5), Nzonzi (5), Griezmann (5), Lemar (4), Giroud (5), Dembele (5).
Subs: Mendy (5), Fekir (5), Mbappe (NA)
Man of the match: Martin Braithwaite
Kylian Mbappe's first World Cup goal was enough to send France into the last 16 with a 1-0 win against Peru in Group C on Thursday.
The striker slotted home from a deflected Olivier Giroud cross in the 34th minute and became France's youngest ever goalscorer at a major tournament in the process, overtaking David Trezeguet's previous record (vs Saudi Arabia in 1998).
France: Lloris (6), Pavard (6), Varane (6), Umtiti (7), Hernandez (7), Kante (7), Pogba (7), Mbappe (7), Griezmann (6), Matuidi (6), Giroud (7).
Subs used: Dembele (5), Fekir (5), Nzonzi (n/a).
Peru: Gallese (7), Rodriguez (6), Trauco (6), Ramos (6), Advincula (7), Cueva (6), Carrillo (8), Yotun (6), Flores (6), Aquino (7), Guerrero (7).
Subs used: Farfan (7), Santamaria (5), Ruidiaz (5).
Man of the match: Andre Carillo.
France stuttered to a 2-1 win over Australia in their opening Group C World Cup clash as the use of video technology came to the fore for the first time in the tournament.
France were awarded a penalty when VAR helped overrule the referee's original decision for a challenge on Antoine Griezmann by Josh Risdon inside the area, from which Griezmann fired home (58).
France: Lloris (7), Pavard (4), Varane (6), Umtiti (4), Hernandez (5), Kante (7), Pogba (6), Tolisso (4), Mbappe (6), Griezmann (6), Dembele (5)
Subs: Giroud (6), Fekir (6), Matuidi (6)
Australia: Ryan (7), Risdon (6), Milligan (7), Sainsbury (7), Behich (7), Jedinak (7), Mooy (7), Kruse (6), Leckie (6), Rogic (6), Nabbout (6).
Subs: Irvine (6), Juric (6), Arzani (6)
Man of the match: Aaron Mooy
Kylian Mbappe eclipsed Lionel Messi as France reached the World Cup quarter-finals after a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in Kazan.
The Paris Saint-Germain teenager won a 13th-minute penalty for Antoine Griezmann with a storming 75-yard run and scored two goals in five minutes (64, 68) after the break as Didier Deschamps' side overcame the setback of going behind to claim a convincing victory.
France: Lloris (6), Pavard (7), Varane (6), Umtiti (6), Lucas (7), Kante (7), Pogba (8), Mbappe (9), Griezmann (7), Matuidi (7), Giroud (7).
Subs used: Tolisso (6), Fekir (6), Thauvin (n/a).
Argentina: Armani (6), Mercado (7), Otamendi (6), Rojo (5), Tagliafico (5), Perez (6), Mascherano (5), Banega (6), Pavon (6), Messi (6), Di Maria (7).
Subs used: Fazio (5), Meza (6), Aguero (6).
Man of the match: Kylian Mbappe
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