Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when Uruguay and France face each other at Stadion Nizhny Novgorod in the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. Uruguay set up a meeting with France by beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. and they must be high on confidence ahead of Friday’s football match. Edinson Cavani scored a brace in the 2-1 win over Portugal and we predict that he is going to pose a big threat for the opposition back-line. Les Tricolores, on the other hand, recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 18, with Kylian Mbappe proving his worth. The pacey teenager looks unstoppable at the moment and all eyes will be on him when France and Uruguay square off against each other in Nizhny Novgorod. Anyhow, the two teams seem to be evenly matched and there is every chance the game will go into extra-time.
Highlighted Player (Cavani):
Edinson Cavani is a professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a striker. The Uruguayan attacker was born in Salto on 14 February, 1987 and he began his senior career at Danubio. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Serie A outfit Palermo. After scoring 34 goals in 109 league appearances for the Sicilian outfit, he joined Napoli in 2010. You should have in mind that Cavani scored a brace on his Napoli debut against Elfsborg in the Europa League. The Uruguay forward scored 78 goals in 104 Serie A games for the Partenopei and, as a result, big-spending French club PSG decided to sign him in 2013. Cavani scored 19 goals for les Parisiens in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign, but he was in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shadow during the season and he started a number of games from the bench. In 2011 the PSG attacker won the Copa America trophy with Uruguay as la Celeste hammered Paraguay 3-0 in the game for the title.
Highlighted Team (France):
Recording impressive results on international stage since 1904, France are widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful national teams, with three major trophies to their name. Two of those were won on home soil as Les Bleus emerged triumphant at the 1984 World Cup and 1998 European Championships, before also winning the 2000 Euros in Netherlands and Belgium. Michel Platini, Jean Tigana, Luis Fernandez and Alain Giresse formed the “Carre Magique” during the 80’s as one of the most impressive attacking line-ups made life difficult for opposition defenders for years on end. The new golden generation appeared at the turn of the century and featured players like Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet and Youri Djorkaef, winning back to back major trophies to place Les Bleus back on the map. A new world-class team appears to be in the making as the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane are the pillars of the team led by Didier Deschamps. France national team now play their games at the stunning Saint Denis, or Stade de France.