No Cavani in Uruguay starting XI to face France

Edinson Cavani has been struggling with injury this week and is only fit enough for the bench for Friday's clash between Uruguay and France.

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani   -  Getty Images

Edinson Cavani has been left out of Uruguay's starting XI for the World Cup quarterfinal against France. The Paris Saint-Germain striker has been struggling with a calf problem this week and only resumed team training on Thursday.

Oscar Tabarez has opted to leave Cavani on the bench for Friday's game in Nizhny Novgorod, with Cristhian Stuani, who came on to replace him in the last-16 win over Portugal, taking his place in the team.

Uruguay's line-up is, otherwise, the same that started that 2-1 victory in Sochi, while France has also made only a change to the team that beat Argentina 4-3 in the last round, with Corentin Tolisso replacing the suspended Blaise Matuidi.

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