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

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

Uruguay coach, Oscar Tabarez has stated that he is unsure as to whether Paris Saint Germain striker, Edison Cavani would be fit in time to play against France in the World Cup Quarter Final.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker is nearly certainly out of the quarter-final, while his partner Suarez is also a doubt after picking up a knock in training.

Suarez himself picked up a knock in that session but later appeared in front of the media with no obvious discomfort, which will calm fears he too could miss the clash with France.

If Cavani does not recover, Matuidi believes Uruguay will be hampered.

Cavani scored twice during the last 16 victory over Portugal, but was forced off the field shortly after his second with a hamstring problem. "I can not talk about his recovery from injury, but I know that he has the desire, the attitude and is making the effort to do everything to be there - it does not only depend on him, though".

And Suarez says such results have shown that Oscar Tabarez's side do not depend exclusively on their two star forwards.

"What Edinson stands for, in terms of my game and for the team, is essential - he has shown how important he is for La Celeste", the Barcelona star said.

"This is a World Cup and Edi's form is very important, but there are players who can do it in the same way, and we hope even better than him".

The South Americans have conceded just one goal - the joint lowest in the tournament with Brazil - in four straight wins on their way to the showdown in Nizhny Novgorod. But we are able to trouble any team, because we really have quality in attack.

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