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Stade de France
International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • France
  • Uruguay
  • GriezmannSissoko
    90'
  • Griezmann
    90'
  • Mendez
    82'
  • GiroudPléa
    80'
  • Bentancur
    79'
  • TorreiraRodríguez
    74'
  • N'DombeleFekir
    70'
  • MatuidiN'Zonzi
    63'
  • ValverdeDe Arrascaeta
    60'
  • Giroud (P)
    52'
  • 1/2 Time
  • France
  • Uruguay
  • SakhoKimpembe
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • France
  • Uruguay
  • MbappéThauvin
    36'
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France - Uruguay
International friendlies - 20 November 2018

International friendlies – Follow the Football match between France and Uruguay live with Eurosport. The match starts at 20:00 on 20 November 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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FULL-TIME

That's your lot. France return to winning ways with this deserved triumph over Uruguay - Olivier Giroud's penalty proving decisive - but the mood is dampened by the first-half injury to Kylian Mbappe.

  • Antoine Griezmann
    Yellow cardAntoine GriezmannFranceThere has been a late flurry of yellow cards, and Griezmann is added to the list for dissent.
90'+1

There has been a late flurry of yellow cards, and Griezmann is added to the list for dissent.

90' 

Three additional minutes. Both teams have stopped, to be honest.

88' 

There won't be much added time.

  • Alassane Pléa
    OffOlivier GiroudFranceFRANCE SUB: Giroud was replaced by debutant Alassane Plea a moment ago.
  • Alassane Pléa
    OnAlassane PléaFrance
85'

FRANCE SUB: Giroud was replaced by debutant Alassane Plea a moment ago.

84' 

URUGUAY CHANCE! They haven't had many, but this what a great opportunity for the visitors. Cavani sets Rodriguez up on a plate with a fine pass, but he can only slice it straight at Lloris.

82'

Mendez receives a booking for a late challenge on Fekir.

79'

YELLOW CARD: Bentancur of Juventus, goes into the book for a foul in midfield.

78' 

France are looking fairly comfortable as we edge closer to the final-whistle; a victory would be the perfect way for Les Bleus to end a majestic year.

77' 

Uruguay work a decent move down the left, but it ends in frustration as Rodriguez tries to deliver a cross only for the ball to deflect off him last, ending up as a France goal-kick.

75' 

Mbappe looks a good deal happier than he did an hour ago, as he laughs with team mates on the bench.

  • Jonathan Rodríguez
    OffLucas TorreiraUruguayURUGUAY SUB: Torreria is replaced by Jonathan Rodriguez - the visitors' second change.
  • Jonathan Rodríguez
    OnJonathan RodríguezUruguay
73'

URUGUAY SUB: Torreria is replaced by Jonathan Rodriguez - the visitors' second change.

  • Nabil Fekir
    OffTanguy N'DombeleFranceFRANCE SUB: Ndombele, a standout candidate for the Man of the Match award, is replaced by Nabil Fekir for the last 20 minutes.
  • Nabil Fekir
    OnNabil FekirFrance
70'

FRANCE SUB: Ndombele, a standout candidate for the Man of the Match award, is replaced by Nabil Fekir for the last 20 minutes.

68'

CHANCE! France's best move of the night; Ndombele starts it and almost finishes it! He continues his run to latch onto Griezmann's inventive pass but Campana is off his line quickly to block the shot.

65' 

Mbappe has taken a place on the France bench and looks rather relaxed - a sight which will be well received by anxious PSG supporters.

64' 

Giroud gives chase to an inviting through-pass but Campana is always favourite to win the sprint race and does so.

  • Steven N'Zonzi
    OffBlaise MatuidiFranceFRANCE SUB: Steven N'Zonzi takes the place of Matuidi.
  • Steven N'Zonzi
    OnSteven N'ZonziFrance
63'

FRANCE SUB: Steven N'Zonzi takes the place of Matuidi.

61' 

As it stands, Uruguay are heading for their fourth consecutive loss. Hardly ideal preparation for 2019.

  • Giorgian De Arrascaeta
    OffFederico ValverdeUruguayURUGUAY SUB: Giorgian De Arrascaeta replaces Valverde.
  • Giorgian De Arrascaeta
    OnGiorgian De ArrascaetaUruguay
60'

URUGUAY SUB: Giorgian De Arrascaeta replaces Valverde.

59' 

Giroud pokes wide from close range. He could do with a goal from open play.

58' 
57' 

There was a great passage of build-up play to France's penalty; the move deserved to end in a goal.

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55' 

Griezmann is flagged offside as France up the ante in search of another goal.

53' 

That was Giroud's 33rd strike for France and it gives Le Bleus something to smile about on a night when an injury to Mbappe will steal the headlines.

  • Olivier Giroud
    Goal by penaltyOlivier GiroudFranceGOAL! France 1-0 Uruguay Griezmann, the country's usual penalty-taker, stands aside to allow Giroud to take the spot-kick, and he makes no mistake, slotting the ball into the bottom corner and beyond Campana. Great effort.
52'

GOAL! France 1-0 Uruguay

Griezmann, the country's usual penalty-taker, stands aside to allow Giroud to take the spot-kick, and he makes no mistake, slotting the ball into the bottom corner and beyond Campana. Great effort.

51'

PENALTY TO FRANCE! Griezmann's volley is blocked by Caceres inside the Uruguay box and the referee points to the spot! Did it hit his hand or his chest? It's up for debate...

50' 

There isn't a lot happening, so let's go back to Mbappe's injury and you have to wonder how long he will be ruled out for. PSG have a crunch Champions League match with Liverpool next week.

49' 

Just a reminder that teams are allowed to make six substitutions in an international friendly. France have already made two.

48' 

OVER! Matuidi sends in a cross - Uruguay feel it was already over the line before he delivered - but play continues, and Giroud loops his header up and over the bar.

  • 2nd Half
46'

We are underway in the second-half. Presnel Kimpembe replaced Sakho for France at the break.

  • End of 1st Half
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HALF-TIME

The sides go in level, but France have been much the better side - certainly until Kylian Mbappe was forced off with an injury. Will Le Bleus find the opener after the restart?

45' 

There will be just one minute of injury-time.

43' 

Wow, Neymar AND Mbappe injured on the same night. It spells trouble for PSG who play Liverpool in the Champions League in just eight days.

41' 

A France corner is swung in, but Matuidi throws his arm in front of the goalkeeper's face and concedes a free-kick.

38' 

The injury to Mbappe has flattened the atmosphere in the Stade de France.

36'

FRANCE SUB: Finally Florian Thauvin comes on as Mbappe's replacement.

35' 

And for the time being France are down to 10 men.

34' 

Indeed, it is only a moment before Mbappe goes to ground, indicating he needs to go off. He trudges off the pitch slowly and down the tunnel. Let's hope it's not too serious and he is back in action shortly.

33' 

Mbappe is back on the pitch, but he still looks in a fair bit of pain.

31' 

Mbappe is in clear pain after falling awkwardly on his shoulder and that could be the end his night. This would be a huge blow to France and, of course, PSG.

30'

CHANCE! A sublime pass from Ndombele releases Mbappe, but he lands awkwardly as he tries to round the goalkeeper. The loose ball comes out to Pavard who curls one inches wide from the edge of the box

27' 
26' 

Kante to Mbappe and he spreads it wide to Pavard on the overlap. Instead of shooting, he drills a low ball across the face of goal but can't pick out a man in blue.

24' 

SAVE! Lloris is called into action for the first time this evening, but he barely has to move to save Vecino's outside-of-the-boot attempt. Pleasing on the eye, though.

23' 

Has Luis Suarez had a touch?

22' 

Uruguay's defending has been concerning and their attacking approach is basically route-one. Not impressed so far.

20' 

France will feel they ought to be leading by at least one-goal by now, considering the chances they have conjured up.

18'

BLOCK! A France free-kick delivery causes chaos in the visitors' penalty area as it drops kindly for Matuidi who volleys at goal from point-blank range, but Vecino jumps in front of the ball and makes a crucial intervention.

16'

MISS! Uruguay are carved apart by an excellent Griezmann pass! Mbappe leaves Laxalt dead with blistering pace as he races through on goal, but he tries to dink the ball over the onrushing Campana and gets it all wrong. It sails well wide of goal.

15' 

Cavani latches onto a long ball over the top but he's in an offside position. Lazy forward play.

13' 

It isn't quite a packed house at the Stade de France this evening, but the majority of those in attendance will be satisfied with how the home side have passed the ball around.

12' 

A spell of attacking pressure from Uruguay now as they force two quick-fire corners, but the hosts deal with the set-pieces comfortably enough.

9' 

Matuidi feeds a cross into the path of Giroud inside the penalty box. There is minimal contact from a defender, he could go down, but that would be cheating and he shows some honesty by staying on his feet. Eventually he is crowded out before he can shoot.

8' 

It's a big night for Mendy, making his debut at the age of 23.

7' 

Pass, pass, pass. France continue to dominate; Uruguay have hardly had a touch.

6' 

Le Bleus have made a fine start to the game.

5' 

CLOSE! There's the first glimpse of what France are capable of. They conjure up a free-flowing move, with Matuidi side-footing an inviting pass to set up Giroud down the left, but the Chelsea forward can't quite find the target, instead hitting the side-netting.

4' 

So much for a friendly...

3' 

Torreira with a fairly hefty tackle on Giroud early on, conceding a free-kick. Initially the Chelsea forward looked hurt but he gathered himself to his feet after a moment.

2' 

France with the early possession. It's a cold night at the Stade de France where it's barly above freezing.

  • 1st Half
1'

KICK-OFF! Three-and-a-half months on from their World Cup meeting, these nations meet once again.

19:55 

It is time for the national anthems! Kick-off follows and it's LIVE!

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TRAINING IN STYLE!

19:45 

It's not like everything is rosy for Uruguay, though: their 1-0 loss to Brazil on Friday followed back-to-back defeats. However, coach Tabarez remains upbeat.

“With what we saw against Brazil, we saw that the spectrum of eligible players is wider than we imagined,” he said.

He did, however, add: "It’s going to be harder and harder to play against teams like France now there is the UEFA League of Nations."

19:40 

It feels like ages ago that we were all enjoying the World Cup, doesn't it? We had sun, long days, decent temperatures, and England performing admirably - happy times.

But a lot has changed since then, particularly for Deschamps' France. Le Bleus have won only two of their last five matches since the final and were knocked out of the Nations League after losing 2-0 to the Netherlands last time out.

They have a point to prove tonight.

19:35 

Oscar Tabarez is missing a host of players through injury this evening, including Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez and Sebastian Coates.

19:30 

Uruguay name a similar line-up to the side beaten by Brazil on Friday, with Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani keeping their place in a deadly attacking partnership.

Meanwhile, there are also starts for Rodrigo Bentancur and Arsenal's inform midfielder Lucas Torreira.

19:25 

Didier Deschamps is missing a few through injury - namely Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial - so left-back Ferland Mendy comes in for his first international appearance.

In attack there are your usual candidates: Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann, as France look to end a memorable year on a high.

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19:21 

URUGUAY TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Campana, M Suarez, Mendez, Caceres, Laxalt, Torreira, Bentacur, Vecino, Valverde, L Suarez, Cavani.

19:20 

FRANCE TEAM NEWS

Starting XI: Lloris, Sakho, Rami, Mendy, Pavard, Ndombele, Kante, Matuidi, Mbappe, Giroud, Griezmann.

19:15 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the international friendly between France and Uruguay, a rerun of the World Cup quarter final earlier this year.

Le Bleus are hoping to bounce back after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to the Netherlands last time out, while the South Americans come into the game on the back of three consecutive losses.

Team news to follow in a moment.