Uruguay vs France starting lineup confirmed: Key striker misses out and Bayern star comes in for Les Bleus

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It’s nearly time for a tantalising World Cup 2018 quarter-final clash between Uruguay and France for a place in the semi-finals.

Uruguay have arguably been one of the best performing teams at this year’s tournament; displaying fantastic football across all areas of the park.

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They beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 2-1 courtesy of two goals from PSG hitman, Edinson Cavani.

However, as per the BBC, Cavani is set to miss this match with the calf injury he suffered in their win over Portugal.

Cristhian Stuani starts in his place alongside Luis Suarez.

As for Les Bleus, they defeated Argentina 4-3 in arguably the game of the tournament, with Kylian Mbappe starring scoring a brace and winning the penalty with a fantastic run from deep in his own half.

France coach Didier Deschamps has opted to replace Corentin Tolisso for the suspended Blaise Matuidi in midfield.

The winner will progress to a semi-final against Brazil or Belgium.

Uruguay vs France starting lineup

Uruguay XI

France XI

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