The clash between France & Uruguay will be an astounding one. Both the teams are well balanced and have carried excellent form coming to the last 8.

Here we pick the best players from both the teams to make a combined starting eleven.

(GK) Hugo Lloris – France 

It is easy to admit that Hugo Lloris wasn’t at his best against Argentina but he still remains a key part of the mighty French squad. The Tottenham stopper will crucial to France’s campaign further in the World Cup.

(RB) Benjamin Pavard – France 

Pavard had scored his first goal in the World Cup against Argentina, and it was a banger by every definition. The Stuttgart defender has been having a decent campaign with his country in the World Cup and will definitely look to cement his position in the French lineup.

(CB) Diego Godin – Uruguay 

Godin has been one of the better defenders in the World Cup. The Atletico man, now 32-years old, brings a massive amount of experience to any team he plays for. 

(CB) Jose Gimenez – Uruguay 

The other half of one of the best defensive duos in the World Cup. Gimenez is Godin’s partner for both club and country. Uruguay has only conceded 2 goals in their 4 matches this World Cup, and these two are the foremost reasons why.

(LB) Diego Laxalt – Uruguay

Genoa midfielder converted to a defender, Diego Laxalt has been nothing short of exceptional in this World Cup. He made a 30-minute appearance in their match against Saudi and now he has played the whole of 90 minutes for the last two matches.

(CDM) N’Golo Kante – France 

The tenacious engine in the heart of midfield for France and Chelsea, N’Golo Kante has been instrumental to France’s run in Russia and will continue to be so.

(CDM) Lucas Torreira – Uruguay 

Lucas Torreira, like his teammate Laxalt, has cemented his spot in the Uruguayan starting eleven since making a 30-minute appearance against Saudi and then playing the whole of 90 minutes in the last two matches. The Sampdoria man is reportedly on his way to Arsenal soon

(CM) Rodrigo Bentancur – Uruguay 

The 21-year old has been exceptional for Uruguay in his first World Cup. Bentancur has started in all 4 of Uruguay’s games in the tournament. The Juventus midfielder has attracted quite a lot of admirers till now, that is bound to be amplified by his performances in the World Cup.

(LW) Antoine Griezmann – France 

Antoine Griezmann has been a rather insignificant figure for Les Blues, he has neither been having a particularly poor run nor an exceptional one. The Atletico forward has just scored 2 goals in 4 matches, this is mainly due to the playmaking role he plays for France as opposed to the striking role he plays for Atletico. Be that as it may, Griezmann is still a crucial part of the French squad.

(RW) Kylian Mbappe – France 

PSG forward Kylian Mbappe has been nothing short of extraordinary this World Cup. The 19-year old has already scored 3 goals in his 3 starts forFrance. He was phenomenal against the Argentinians, winning a penalty and scoring a brace in a match that ended 4-3. Mbappe will surely hope to contribute more to his country.

(ST) Luis Suarez – Uruguay 

Luis Suarez has played in all 4 of Uruguay’s matches in this World Cup, scoring 2 goals and assisting 1 in the process. The Barcelona striker remains the biggest threat to France despite his mediocre form in the World Cup.

 

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