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Newton’s prophecy: France to beat Uruguay

Newton the parrot, the latest seer of the animal kingdom to give World Cup forecasts, reckons France will beat Uruguay in the first quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup. The dark-green feathered bird, which resides in Paris’ Jardin des Plantes (Botanical Gardens), made his prophesy by flicking a small ball with his beak into one of two goals on a mini-soccer table. Newton’s less-than-scientific prediction was broadcast on Eurosport TV. Besides Newton, other soccer sages from the animal world world have included a…

Uruguay’s immovable defence ready for France’s unstoppable Mbappe

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia: The build-up to Friday's quarter-final clash between France and Uruguay has been dominated by individuals, but it may be the South Americans' almost unbreachable four-man defence which decides the result. While Uruguay sweat on the fitness of striker Edinson Cavani, it should be remembered that La Celeste's progress in Russia has been built upon their defence as much as their A-list attack. And while France pin their hopes on Kylian Mbappe, it is unlikely that the teenage superstar has…

Uruguay beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in World Cup last 16

SOCHI: Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay shattered Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup dream with a 2-1 victory over Portugal here Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani curled home a superb 62nd-minute winner to settle a thrilling second round duel in Sochi which sends Uruguay into a quarter-final against France next Friday. Cavani had already put Uruguay in front early on, only for Pepe to head Portugal level in the 55th minute in a thrilling contest that was not the battle of attrition many predicted.…

‘Portugal much more than just Ronaldo’

SOCHI: Portugal coach Fernando Santos once again stressed the importance of his other 22 players around main man Cristiano Ronaldo as they prepare to face Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday. When the inevitable question about Portugal’s record goal-scorer Ronaldo came, the 63-year-old’s face broke into a grin. “I just got another free coffee, because I bet on this question! I get the coffee. Thank you for the question,” he told a news conference. “Everybody knows that any team in the world depends on its…

Uruguay top World Cup Group A, Russia second after 3-0 defeat

Uruguay comfortably beat World Cup hosts Russia 3-0 on Monday to seal top spot in Group A courtesy of a Luis Suarez free kick, a Denis Cheryshev own goal and a late Edinson Cavani strike. Russia, who had already qualified along with Uruguay for the last 16 after winning their first two games, played much of the match with 10 men after Igor Smolnikov was sent off for two yellow cards after 36 minutes. Suarez opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his seventh World Cup goal and Uruguay´s lead was doubled in the…

Salah’s World Cup bid ends with a whimper

SAINT PETERSBURG: Mohamed Salah's World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt's talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26. Uruguay administered the last rites on Wednesday but Egyptians already knew the writing was on the wall. Salah returned to action for the first time in three weeks for his side's do-or-die clash with hosts Russia in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday but was a pale imitation of the player who dazzled for Liverpool last season, scoring 44 goals. He did get on the…

Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 after 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia

Rostov-on-Don: Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia on Wednesday, as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don. The South Americans take on the hosts in their final Group A match on June 25 with top spot on the line, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated after both suffered back-to-back defeats. Russia and Uruguay will face one of the top two from Group B in the last 16 -- either…

Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match

YEKATERINBURG: Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-0 in their World Cup opener on Friday. Uruguay's deserved last-gasp victory leaves them and Russia in early control in Group A after the hosts' 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener on Thursday. A poor game looked likely to end in stalemate but with Uruguay cranking up the pressure late on, defender Gimenez rose to power a header into the top corner and break Egypt…