The entire Uruguayan population is holding its collective breath waiting on the fresh news of scans on Edinson Cavani’s left calf as his appearance in the quarterfinal against France will be a game-time decision for Oscar Tabarez.
Obviously, the entire course of the game would be different without the PSG striker on the pitch. Allegedly, the man who starred Saturday’s tie with Portugal will be absent for at least a month and it’s really hard to expect him in the starting line-up on Friday afternoon in Nizhniy Novgorod.
For Uruguay, as mentioned above, Edinson Cavani’s appearance will be a game-time decision for Tabarez, but there are much bigger chances of the PSG forward skipping the tie.
Maxi Gomez or Christian Stuani should feature instead of Cavani as the 4-3-1-2 formation should remain unchanged.
For France, Olivier Giroud should still lead the line ahead of the likes of Mbappe and Griezmann.
Uruguay likely starting XI
Muslera – Caceres, Gimenez, Godin, Laxalt – Nandez, Torreira, Vecino – Bentancur – Suarez, Cavani (Stuani, Gomez)
France likely starting XI
Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez – Pogba, Kante – Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi – Giroud.