Suarez: Uruguay can cope without Cavani

Suarez: Uruguay can cope without Cavani

Suarez: Uruguay can cope without Cavani

Portugal coach Fernando Santos has said he hopes Cristiano Ronaldo will continue with the national team after they crashed out of the World Cup.

Uruguay has given up only one goal in four World Cup matches, and France has scored seven - most in the 4-3 victory over Argentina in the round of 16.

After three lackluster games in group play, France was electric in its most recent match, particularly in the second half when it cut up Argentina's plodding defense.

However, he was largely a peripheral figure in the defeat to Uruguay, being upstaged by Uruguay frontman Edison Cavani, who struck a stunning brace as Portugal went down to a 2-1 defeat.

"We are a very defensive team and have very good defenders", said Forlan, who scored 36 goals in 112 caps for Uruguay. Four goals in Portugal's opening two matches put him out front as the highest scorer in the competition, until, that is, he missed a penalty against Iran, at which point his chances of returning to the top of the scoring charts began to wane. "We'll have to wait day by day to see how he feels".

In FIFA World Cup, the Round of Sixteen is beginning from today.

Cristiano Ronaldo managed a smile despite departing Russian Federation on the back of World Cup heartache as he flew home with the Portugal team on Sunday. "They have been incredible players", Neville said.

NAIJ.com previously reported that Uruguay defeated Portugal 2-1 to become the second country to reach Russian Federation 2018 quarter finals.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez controls the ball during the group A match between Uruguay and Russia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018.

If Cavani is unable to recover his replacement will also come from the Spanish Liga Santander with either Cristhian Stuani or Maxi Gomez in line to play. "You need to really concentrate to make sure he is not successful against you, but that is very hard". They have two exceptional strikers, Griezmann and Mbappe - they're very fast indeed.

"About Cavani, we don't know, we're just waiting for a few days", Suarez said.

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