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Russia: 'Never the favourites, but always from the back ' - Uruguay's coach ahead of France QF01:29

Russia: 'Never the favourites, but always from the back ' - Uruguay's coach ahead of France QF

Russian Federation, Nizhny Novgorod
July 5, 2018 at 19:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Speaking in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday, Uruguay national team head Oscar Tabarez said he will not reveal whether the team's star striker Edison Cavani will make a show in the quarter-final against France on Friday.

Tabarez stated that his squad felt themselves to be - like the lyrics of a Uruguayan song - "never the favourites, but always from the back."

Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira said that the team are looking forward to the game, adding that France has "great players in the midfield and in the front."

Earlier in the day, Uruguay footballers held their final training session. All save for Cavani, who trained on an individual programme, since he has not yet fully recovered from a calf injury inflicted during the round-of-16 against Portugal.

Russia: 'Never the favourites, but always from the back ' - Uruguay's coach ahead of France QF01:29
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Speaking in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday, Uruguay national team head Oscar Tabarez said he will not reveal whether the team's star striker Edison Cavani will make a show in the quarter-final against France on Friday.

Tabarez stated that his squad felt themselves to be - like the lyrics of a Uruguayan song - "never the favourites, but always from the back."

Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira said that the team are looking forward to the game, adding that France has "great players in the midfield and in the front."

Earlier in the day, Uruguay footballers held their final training session. All save for Cavani, who trained on an individual programme, since he has not yet fully recovered from a calf injury inflicted during the round-of-16 against Portugal.

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