Cavani returns to practice alone after injury ahead of quarterfinal match
Jul 06 2018
The Atletico Madrid man has spoken numerous times of his affection for Uruguay, having been handed his debut at Real Sociedad by mentor Martin Lasarte and worked alongside the likes of Diego Godin - the godfather to his daughter Mia - in the Spanish capital.
"I include myself in the three million Uruguayans waiting for Edi", Suarez told a news conference.
Uruguay were semifinalists in 2010 but their campaign in Russian Federation marked just the second time after 1970 that they had advanced to the quarterfinals, and Godin wanted their achievment recognised. Griezmann turned down overtures from Barcelona to commit his future to Atletico just before his World Cup began.
"They give everything for their teammates, it's lovely", he added.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez shared a lovely message for Leo Messi following Argentina's shocking exit from the FIFA World Cup.
In what can be termed as an utter tedious encounter, both France and Uruguay looked boring, to say the least.
He has been criticised in France for some "conservative" play, but they nullified any threat possessed by Uruguay and inflicted their first defeat of this World Cup after an nearly flawless first four games, winning all four and conceding just one goal. The Frenchman also became a fan of Uruguayan club Penarol and learned the chants sung among its supporters.
Nizhny Novgorod - Antoine Griezmann said he did not celebrate his goal against Uruguay in the World Cup quarter-final out of "respect" for the South American nation.
Surprisingly, the team which has received the fewest yellow cards in Russian Federation - just one - is Uruguay, the team who traditionally resort to the dark arts to win. "We all make mistakes", Godin said.
But it's not clear if they will see each other on the field, since Cavani has a calf injury that could rule him out of the match. "Luckily there is a World Cup every four years and this effort continues".