Cavani hopes calf injury 'is nothing' ahead of France quarter-final

Edinson Cavani will undergo tests ahead of Uruguay's World Cup quarter-final against France after picking up an injury.

Edinson Cavani has scored three goals in the ongoing FIFA World Cup but faces a race to be fit to feature against France on July 6, with medical tests to determine to severity of the problem.   -  Getty Images

Edinson Cavani was optimistic over a calf injury after scoring twice against Portugal to send Uruguay into the World Cup quarterfinal.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker opened the scoring after just seven minutes in Sochi and, after Pepe headed Portugal level early in the second half, Cavani curled in a 62nd-minute winner.

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However, 12 minutes after putting his side back in front, he was helped from the field by Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and replaced by Cristhian Stuani.

After Uruguay clinched victory to set up a last-eight showdown with France, Cavani told A Bola: "It's very exciting. I have no words to describe this.

"I am happy, happy, happy. I wonder how people are in Uruguay. Let's continue to dream."

Cavani has scored three goals in Russia but faces a race to be fit to feature against Les Bleus on July 6, with medical tests to determine to severity of the problem.

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"I hope it's nothing," he added. "We'll see what happens, we'll do [medical] exams.

"I felt pain in my calf and could not continue on the field."

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