Uruguay vs France: Quarterfinal World Cup 2018, kickoffs, broadcasting, possible lineups, predictions and betting odds

July 3, 2018
First published on:July 3, 2018
by Jon Snow

World Cup always full of excitement and hope has reached the quarterfinals. This Friday, the world will evidence the first quarterfinal match in the World Cup 2018 where Uruguay and France will be clashing for their boost up to the semi-finals. Uruguay, the 2 times World Cup champion is just 3 wins away to set 3 stars in the jersey, while France is on the way to grab the glory for the second time. 

Uruguay made Portugal pack their bags with a 2-1 victory in the Round of 16, on the other hand, France's vigorous match against Argentia scattered the dreams of Argentina after a 4-3 win favored the Les Blues.

Kickoffs and Venue

Uruguay will face France head-on-head at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Friday, July 6. The kickoff-time is scheduled for 3 pm BST.

The World Cup thrill is set to make an explosion, let's not blink even for a moment.

How to watch the match?

English fans can enjoy the live match Uruguay vs France televised on ITV One and BBC One, while for American viewers, the live clash will be at Fox and live-stream on fuboTV.

The countries with FIFA membership can enjoy the match on the national channel on their television. Also,  travelers and online viewers can catch up with the overwhelming action on apple store and play store apps.

Possible Lineups

France after an impressive gameplay against Argentina is expected to make an entry with full power as per coach Guy Stephan. Initially injured Djibril Sidibe is reported to make his appearance against Uruguay, joined by Benjamin Mendy after getting a thumbs up from the thigh muscle problem.

However, for Uruguay, it's a moment of stress as striker Edinson Cavani shows up doubted after experiencing an injury against Portugal.

Here are the possible lineups:

Uruguay XI: 

Goalkeeper: Fernando Muslera

Defenders: Martin Caceres, Diego Godín, Jose Gimenez, Diego Laxalt

Centre Back: Lucas Torreira

Defensive Midfielders:  Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino

Central midfielder: Rodrigo Bentancur

Forwards: Cristian Rodriguez, Luis Suarez

France XI: 

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris

Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez

Defensive midfielders: N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba

Central Midfielders: Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi

Forward: Olivier Giroud


The 2 nations have met 6 times before where Uruguay won twice, and rest with 4 draws shared while France is yet to win a game.

Uruguay and France met most recently in an International friendly on June 5, 2013, where Uruguay made a 1-0 win.

Predictions and Betting odds 

The prediction of victory favors France and Mbappe is expected to score the first goal for France, later joined by Giroud's goal. On the other hand, the match is assumed to end with a 2-1 score, where Uruguay's Suarez will score a goal.

Out of 100% participants, 44% have predicted France's win, 29% being on the side of Uruguay while 27% is voted for a draw.

As per Betfair, the possible odds are:

  • France to qualify: 4/9
  • Uruguay to qualify: 9/5
  • France to win 4-3: 400/1
  • Kylian Mbappe to score: 21/10

The bet points in the 90 minutes match for Uruguay is 4.75 which means if you place $100 bet, then Uruguay's win will earn the sum of $475. For France's win and match draw, the return money will be $200 and $320 on the initial $100 bet amount.

Note: Odds subject to change.

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