Uruguay's Cavani has swollen calf, not tear, as France loom

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"On a post by Antonella captioned "#VamosPapi", which means "Go Daddy", people commented saying "Papi is a loser" and "I hope you will tell Messi to play a better match against Nigeria".

It did say, however, that there was no tear to a muscle, meaning that there may still be a slim chance of seeing the forward back in action before the end of the World Cup.

Suarez with 53 goals and Cavani 44 - 12 of them from assists by his striking partner - are their two all-time leading scorers and again showed their understanding with an astonishing opening goal in the seventh minute.

"The greatest virtue of the Uruguay team is that they are Uruguay".

The European champions will face Uruguay in Sochi for a place in the quarter-finals after finishing as runners-up behind Spain in Group B.

Cristiano Ronaldo should keep playing for Portugal, despite their early exit from the 2018 World Cup, according to Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.

Ronaldo's 24-year-old model girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez attended the Round of 16 game, where Portugal lost to Uruguay 1-2 and were ousted from the World Cup.

"Congratulations to Uruguay, it is very sad for Portugal though", said Fernando Santos, coach of Portugal who has reached the knockout stages in major tournament for the fourth time-twice with Greece and twice with Portugal. "Their play and their speed is incredible". We'll see what happens, we'll do [medical] exams.

"Cristiano still has a lot to give to football and I hope he will stay to help the young players grow and develop", he said.

"It's the team that has to play, if Ronaldo plays alone we're going to lose".

In the evening match, Croatia take on Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod.

Mbappe and Griezmann have been singled out by Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez as the main threats to the South Americans but he suggested they would not get the same space afforded to them by the Argentine team. It will be very hard for us. "Right now, we are only anxious but we don't know how serious the injury really is".

"Tomorrow is very different from the group stage, where the points matter - tomorrow, either you win or lose".