Russia World Cup: France beats Uruguay 2-0

A colossal error by Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera resulted in France taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the World Cup quarter-final in Nizhny Novgorod. Muslera spilled Antoine Griezmann’s long-range effort into his own net to double France’s tally, after Raphael Varane had opened the scoring before half-time with a precisely placed header from a Griezmann set-piece.

Up until Varane’s leap France had been relatively subdued, following their exciting attacking display against Argentina. Uruguay struggled to threaten upfront without the injured Edison Cavani to partner Luis Suarez, with the combination having proven so effective throughout the tournament.

France will now wait to see whether they will face tournament favorites Brazil or close rivals Belgium in the semi-final, which takes place on July 10 in St