Suarez: 'Our defence can deal with Mbappe'

Uruguay's midfielder Matias Vecino and Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez attend a training session at the Sport Centre Borsky in Nizhny Novgorod

Uruguay's midfielder Matias Vecino and Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez attend a training session at the Sport Centre Borsky in Nizhny Novgorod

And Suarez says such results have shown that Oscar Tabarez's side do not depend exclusively on their two star forwards.

The impact on their attack was noticeable.

The South Americans are waiting for good news about Edinson Cavani, who has not undergone partook in any sessions since a hamstring injury in the 2-1 win over Portugal weekend.

Those pair of goals took his tally to three goals in four World Cup games. The teams hardly created any clear goalscoring opportunities and France, despite enjoying a majority of possession, lacked that killer instinct they showed against Argentina.

Uruguay have shown in Russian Federation they are extremely hard to beat yet sometimes underwhelming - all things you could have predicted from La Celeste before the World Cup.

He also apologized to the fans for failing to qualify for the semi-finals.

"I think we deserve the result", said coach Didier Deschamps, a World Cup victor with France in 1998. "We have received so many messages from home and we know how the people are living this". "We had to travel to the most distant parts of the world just to have matches". "The match will be boring, they will want us to fall into their trap". "The attitude is there but we have margin for improvement", he added.

They didn't give any indication about his chances to face France at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Friday, saying only that they are "monitoring his progress".

Mbappe, 19, was the star in France's thrilling 4-3 victory over Argentina.

France's Raphael Varane celebrates scoring their first goal with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Godin, though, is the embodiment of the dogged, determined and defensively brilliant side Diego Simeone has created in the Spanish capital.

"All I can say is that we hope he behaves well on the pitch and remembers he is half Uruguayan!" But the ball hit the keeper on the palms, bounced off and looped over his head and into the net.

"Fernando is a great goalkeeper. Making them respect us".

Griezmann's time in San Sebastián came to an end in 2014, with Uruguay worldwide Diego Godin recommending a move to the Spanish capital.

That proved to be the last hint of any drama in what was overall a disappointing game which had promised much more.

Belgium - now unbeaten in 23 games - are one of only two teams in Russian Federation to win all four games and have perhaps found the killer edge that had been questioned after coming back from the brink of going home to reach the quarter-finals.

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