They also play with two up front - usually Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez - which means they carry a big threat going forward too.
If World Cup history is anything to go by, this one won't be a classic - France and Uruguay have shared two 0-0 draws at the tournament, in 2002 and 2010. A loss against Iceland was the most embarrassing of all their many embarrassments over the years as they crashed out of the Euros.
Neymar's Brazil are the favourites to win a record-extending sixth World Cup at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15 but France, Belgium and Uruguay are all in their side of the draw.
Sofia said she would now support England and thinks they have a good chance of making it the final.
Belgium Beat Japan 3-2 To Reach Quarter-Finals
Inui's goal was a historic milestone for Japan , which had never led a World Cup match by more than a single goal. Japan (4-2-3-1): Kawashima; Sakai, Shoji, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Hasebe, Shibasaki; Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui; Osako.
WHY FRANCE WINS: We've yet to see the best of a French side that has everything trending in its favour. Yet Oscar Tabarez's side have one of the best defences left in the competition and have conceded just one goal in the tournament.
The final quarter-final sees hosts Russian Federation out to continue their run in the tournament against Croatia.
Cherenkov is not well known outside Russia, but remains a hero to Spartak fans after winning three Soviet titles and one Russian title with the club.
"Everyone gets anxious when a game goes to penalties, and with the record England have in competitions, it's huge in England that they've managed to win the shootout here.it's great for confidence because of England's history", he said. While I'd argue this Croatia team isn't on Brazil's or England's level right now, the structure coach Zlatko Dalic has implemented should see them reach a semifinal.
Police find 11 bodies, including 10 blindfolded, hanging from ceiling
In a shocking incident on weekend, 11 members of a family were found hanging in their home at Sant Nagar in North Delhi . Preliminary investigation revealed that the head of the family is running a plywood shop in the same premises.
"To score against Sweden is extremely hard", Eriksson told Sky Sports News. "Some just cramp, and some need just a little bit more assessment, so we'll know more over the next 36 hours".
They have to sharpen their edge, though, because Sweden are a team that can grind down any opponent if they allow themselves to play into their hands.
That put the spotlight on substitute Eric Dier and the Tottenham midfielder held his nerve to fire past Ospina to secure a 4-3 win on penalties and spark scenes of wild celebration in Moscow and around the country.
"And today I saw a monumental robbery on the pitch".
Lingard and England ready to continue family affair in Russian Federation
Speaking about England's new breed on USA broadcaster Fox, Rooney said: "I think certainly the first two games they were excellent".
"Wooo! That was phenomenal game of football!"
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