Football: Antoine Griezmann stars as France power into semi-finals

A delighted Raphael Varane celebrates with his team-mates after putting France ahead against Uruguay, who lacked bite with their striker Edinson Cavani left out after failing to recover from a calf injury.
A delighted Raphael Varane celebrates with his team-mates after putting France ahead against Uruguay, who lacked bite with their striker Edinson Cavani left out after failing to recover from a calf injury.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Varane, Griezmann score in each half to send Les Bleus into semis as Uruguay self-destruct

Uruguay 0
France 2

Franz Beckenbauer may soon have company. Didier Deschamps' bid to become only the second man to win the World Cup as both captain and manager has gathered pace.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Fabulous France march on'. Print Edition | Subscribe