The quarter-finals of the FIFA 2018 World Cup will be starting from Friday, July 6, 2018, with an interesting encounter of techniques between sides filled with international stars.

Uruguay is all set to face France in the first Quarter Final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod. The match is scheduled to begin at 17:00 MSK, which is 14:00 GMT.

Uruguay possesses the best defense along with Brazil so far, having conceded only one goal in four games, while on the other hand France, after a flat beginning, cast off the restraints in a remarkable way to knock out Lionel Messi's Argentina.

Uruguay's fantastic forward pair of Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani grasp several of the headlines but moving into this game just Portugal's Pepe had succeeded to get through the La Celeste's defense.

There is no uncertainty, though, that France will act an entirely distinct challenge, particularly now that they seem to have obtained their attacking style. Kylian Mbappe's show in the round of 16 could turn out to be a major time in his career. He achieved the feat of becoming the first teenager to score a brace in a World Cup match since Pele who did it way back in 1958.

Where to watch:

The match will be televised live by Monte Carlo, Canal 10, Teledoce, TyC, and DirecTV in Uruguay, while in France it will be done by TF1 and beIN Sports. The match will be televised live by BBC and ITV in the United Kingdom.

In the United States, the broadcasting rights are held by Fox Sports and Telemundo.

The online streaming of the match will be available on SonyLIV app and website in a very few selected countries.

Team News:

There is a huge uncertainty whether Edison Cavani will take the field for Uruguay after he suffered an injury in the last game. Cristhian Stuani is expected to replace him in attack if required, besides the experienced Luis Suarez.

France should know that their starting XI from the last game was the best one that could have arrived on the turf. France is likely to stick to the same XI. Uruguay has conceded three fewer goals than France. Both teams have scored seven times.

In the second quarter-final match later today, favourites Brazil will take on dark horse Belgium in Russia.

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