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

Suarez: club rivalry pushed aside vs Ronaldo at World Cup

Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani has a left calf injury and remains a doubt for its World Cup quarterfinal match against France. The Uruguayans are an elite defensive group, with a midfield that dominated Portugal and never allowed Ronaldo to take over like he has so many times before.

This has been his best World Cup in terms of goals scored, as he leaves with four in total, including a hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Spain in the group stage.

Prior to the World Cup, Ronaldo led Real Madrid to its third straight Champions League title, but he arrived in Russian Federation surrounded by distractions about his club future and a tax fraud accusation back in Madrid.

The 33-year-old Ronaldo made most appearances at World Cups and European Championships among all players since his debut in 2004.

Cavani has scored three goals for Uruguay so far in Russian Federation, and Keown believes their chances of progressing further in the tournament would be diminished without him. Cavani said he felt a pain and couldn't continue, but was hopeful he could recover in time to be on the field against France. "We have many young players who desire to achieve team success", he said. Named as World's best player on five occasions by Federation Internationale de Football Association, he led his country to win the first European Championships trophy in 2016. "We know it's a special game for us, I don't know for him".

Edinson Cavani outshines Ronaldo but injury could dampen Uruguay's long-term hopes
Against Uruguay , though, we saw the reality of Portugal's overreliance on the Real Madrid forward. They are very good at the back, have a couple of excellent forwards and they go from there.

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Controvery asidJapan finished second in Group H via the fair play rule, having received fewer yellow cards than Senegal. Japan had four yellow cards and Senegal six, and neither nation had a red card, so Japan plays in the round of 16.

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Suarez revealed he had spoken to Argentina captain and Barcelona team mate Lionel Messi after his exit from the World Cup, but declined to give details. "I'm sure that the national team will remain as one of the best in the world".

UPDATE: Uruguay and Portugal play out another quality game at this World Cup, as Edinson Cavani's two-goal heroics lift Uruguay past Portugal by a score of 2-1.

That the two legends who have won the world player of the year award five times each in the last 10 years could not rise to the occasion in the World Cup certainly dents their claims to sit alongside Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane in the pantheon of football immortals.

"I am confident and happy because this team will always fight with all their strength", he said. "You need to really concentrate to make sure he is not successful against you, but that is very hard".

Although the "new generation" lost, the emotional Santos insisted that they "played a good game".

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