France Through To World Semis With Easy Win Over Uruguay

France are the first team to book a place in the semifinals at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia following their routine win over Uruguay at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Friday evening.

Les Blues defeated their South American opponents 2-0 courtesy goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

Uruguay came into the game without their matchwinner from the last round against Portugal, Edinson Cavani who suffered a calf injury in the 2-1 victory over the European champions and had to sit out the France clash.

Real Madrid defender Varane edged France ahead on 40 minutes with a well-placed header off an Antoine Griezmann freekick before the Atletico Madrid forward wrapped up the straightforward win just after the hour mark.

France secure a semifinal spot at the tournament for the first time since the 2006 edition in Germany.

Didier Deschamps’ side will face the winner of the second quarterfinal clash between Brazil and Belgium in the last four.