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Cavani was Uruguay’s hero in the two-1 victory over Portugal in the final spherical, scoring each targets.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AFP) – France coach Didier Deschamps is preparing his aspect to face Uruguay s Edinson Cavani in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday regardless of doubts over the striker s health.
Deschamps additionally warned that France mustn’t count on an identical sort of match to that towards Argentina in the final 16, a free-scoring, exhilarating four-three victory.
“I’m preparing my staff for if Cavani performs,” Deschamps mentioned on Thursday. “If he performs or not, I’ll solely know 90 minutes earlier than the sport.”
He mentioned Uruguay had spectacular potential replacements together with Cristhian Stuani and Cristian Rodriguez and they might not change their model of play.
“They (Uruguay) have so many belongings, so many qualities,” added Deschamps. “They defend as a unit, they play collectively they usually love to try this.”
He added that the South Individuals have been an ideal counter-attacking staff, singling out midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur for serving to make the short transition from defence to assault.
Cavani was Uruguay s hero in the two-1 victory over Portugal in the final spherical, scoring each targets.
However he limped off with a calf damage in the direction of the tip of the sport and the Paris Saint-Germain star is in a race towards time to be match for Friday s conflict.
Cavani educated alone at Uruguay s camp in Bor, shut to Nizhny Novgorod, on Thursday, and it’s nonetheless unclear whether or not he’ll begin or be on the bench towards France.
French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris mentioned Cavani and strike companion Luis Suarez have been among the many “most lovely attacking companions in soccer”.
“We’re preparing for something, whether or not he (Cavani) performs or not,” mentioned the Tottenham keeper. They’re a really troublesome staff.”