France, Uruguay set date for quarter-finals

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Uruguay has gone deep into the World Cup before, even with some of the same players, yet after four straight wins, it's clear there is something more to the group that Oscar Tabarez has brought to Russian Federation.

Cavani had already put Uruguay in front early on, only for Pepe to head Portugal level in the 55th minute in a thrilling contest that was not the battle of attrition many predicted.

It set up a knockout stage meeting with two-time champions Uruguay, who topped Group A with maximum points ahead of hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

In his fourth World Cup, Ronaldo couldn't hide his frustration late in the match in Sochi, furiously complaining with the referee after a non-call for a foul that could have given Portugal a last chance to equalize. Comments like, "You must now say Cristiano go to house", "Good bay Portugal" and "Uruguay, jeje" were posted by Uruguay fans.

"It's not the time to talk about the future when it comes to the players and coach", the Portugal captain said.

The 33-year-old Ronaldo made most appearances at World Cups and European Championships among all players since his debut in 2004. "We tried our best and we played a good game I think", he said. Things don't depend on just one player.

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Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to Les Bleus, with Ronaldo quickly following Messi out of the tournament.

Cavani scored both goals in Saturday's 2-1 last-16 victory over Portugal before being forced off with an injury.

Cavani injured is a national disaster.' Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez confirmed on Saturday night that Cavani was injured.

"I am confident and happy because this team will always fight with all their strength", he said. We know that the squares have been full back home and that the people there were really rooting for us. It will be very hard for us. Griezmann's performance against Argentina was overshadowed by Mbappe's exceptional display, although he opened the scoring from the spot in the first half and hit the bar from a free kick.

"We want to stop them playing, make their strikers uncomfortable, that's our weapon".

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