Two-time World Cup winners Uruguay will be missing one half of their devastating strike pair, the half that put them into the quarterfinals with two goals over Portugal, in a win-or-go-home match that will live stream from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. As the BBC reports, Edinson Cavani will likely miss the team’s quarterfinal showdown against France on Friday.
But Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez, who helmed the team to the 2010 World Cup semifinals and 2014 quarterfinals, as well as this year’s quarterfinals, told Sky Sports that he holds out hope for Cavani’s return against a high-energy, attacking French side.
“He’s a very important player for us and he was playing very well. As soon as he got injured, he started working hard to recover. He is concentrating on his dreams and his hopes, and that’s what he’s doing right now,” Tabarez said. “I’m not going to say anything else about Cavani because I have already given enough information and I don’t want to get into games that are convenient for certain journalists who have a style I don’t share.”
To find out how to watch a live stream of the Uruguay vs. France 2018 FIFA World Cup opening quarterfinal match, see the streaming instructions at the bottom of this article. Kickoff for the must-win World Cup matchup for both teams is scheduled for 5 p.m. Moscow Standard Time at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, on Friday, July 6.
In the United Kingdom, that start time will be 3 p.m. British Summer Time, while fans in the United States can log in to the live stream at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or 7 a.m. Pacific. For viewers in India, the game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. India Standard Time.
France, on the other hand, have witnessed the emergence of a new superstar on the world stage in 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe’s game against Argentina sent Lionel Messi’s disappointing side out at the Round of 16, and propelled France ahead as they chase their second World Cup. They won their first and only title in 1998 with a stick defeat of Brazil.
“That’s very good what he did, it puts more light on what he is capable of. Doing it in such a match gives a larger sounding board,” French Manager Didier Deschamps said on Thursday, according to Goal.com. “Despite all he does well, he is still learning because despite what all that these young players can do, at their age, we learn.”
Friday’s match will be the eighth between the two nations, who first met in 1966, according to the soccer database 11v11. But the series has seen four draws, with two victories going to the South American two-time World Cup winners, and one to France.
To watch a preview of what should be a thrilling Uruguay vs. France quarterfinal World Cup match, see the video below, courtesy of ESPN FC.
To watch a live stream of the Uruguay vs. France World Cup quarterfinal clash, use the stream provided by Fox Sports Go. Viewers should know that accessing the Fox Sports Go live stream requires login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider subscription.
To view the Uruguay vs. France FIFA World Cup elimination game streaming live for free without a cable subscription, fans can register for a free trial of an “internet TV” streaming TV package, such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Now. All three services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the Uruguay vs. France contest — and the entire World Cup quarterfinal round — streamed live at no charge.
In the U.K., a live stream of the Uruguay vs. France 2018 FIFA World Cup elimination match will be carried by the BBC and may be accessed inside the U.K. only with the BBC iPlayer, while in North Africa and the Middle East, beIn Connect has the live stream.