MOSCOW, Russia — France will head to the World Cup semifinals after a 2-0 win over Uruguay on goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.
Varane scored the first goal of the match at around the 40 minute mark, before Griezmann made it 2-0 just after the hour mark.
“I think we deserved the result, we played against a beautiful Uruguayan side but we were better than they were today. I have a younger team, and they’ve already played as a team before, but today’s requirements were even higher because the opponents become better as you progress.
“I like to reach my goals like everybody else but I don’t look at this from a personal perspective. My pride is related to the entire group and here I want to mention my technical staff who help me day in day out. I’m not doing this for myself, I’m there for the team.”
Didier Deschamps, France coach
France, winners in 1998, will face either Brazil or Belgium in the semifinals on Tuesday.
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