Uruguay plans to stop Mbappe
July 4, 2018 12:31 am
Uruguay will seek to summon up all their famous defensive spirit in Saturday’s quarter-final against France to shackle the teenage top-scorer Kylian Mbappe.
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.
India Times reports, 19-year-old Mbappe has announced himself as one of the world’s hottest talents with three goals, including two against Argentina and an amazing 70-metre sprint that ended with him winning a penalty.
Uruguay will have another tricky French forward, Antoine Griezmann, to contend with.
That duel comes with a twist, given Griezmann’s affection for Uruguay and friendship with their two central defenders Jose Gime-nez and Diego Godin at Atletico Madrid.
Uruguay meets France at 2am Saturday and you can watch the match live on FBC TV.