Ramadan Kareem! Visit our new Ramadan guide to view the latest news and updates.
France enter 2018 World Cup semifinals after beating Uruguay 2-0

France enter 2018 World Cup semifinals after beating Uruguay 2-0

By QLSports

The French team, one of the youngest sides in the tournament, proved their credentials as frontrunners to win the 2018 World Cup by overcoming Uruguay 2-0 in the first quarterfinals.

Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal was enough to bring the mighty Uruguayans to their knees and send France into the last four.

Varane’s 40th-minute header from a Griezmann free kick was only the second goal Uruguay had conceded all tournament. 

The South Americans went close to equalising just before the break only for Martin Caceres’s goal-bound header to be brilliantly turned onto a post by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

But it was an error by Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera that settled it when he tried to palm a routine long-range, swerving Griezmann shot after 61 minutes but misjudged it and allowed it to slip past him.

Uruguay, hard-hit by the absence of injured key striker Edinson Cavani, showed plenty of commitment trying to find a way back but France controlled the ball well to secure their Saint Petersburg semi-final slot.

ramadan-banner
By kashifwyne• 10 months 2 weeks ago.
kashifwyne

Wow! France beat itself and still qualified for semi-finals? Amazing ! his way they can easily win World Cup.

By acchabaccha• 10 months 2 weeks ago.
acchabaccha

"France enter 2018 World Cup semifinals after beating France 2-0". Could someone explain how France could beat France? Am I reading correctly? Or may be my age is getting the better of me.

Log in or register to post comments
HBKU introduces eight new academic programs

HBKU introduces eight new academic programs

Enhancing the variety of educational opportunities available to students in Qatar and across the world, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) yesterday launched eight new programs across six of its colleges.
Qatar to participate in 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva

Qatar to participate in 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva

Qatar will join the 72nd World Health Assembly slated to take place from May 20 to 28 in Geneva. The theme for this year is “Universal health coverage, Leaving No-one Behind.”
I.M. Pei, the legendary architect behind MIA, passes away at age 102

I.M. Pei, the legendary architect behind MIA, passes away at age 102

Chinese-born architect, I.M. Pei was the mastermind behind the iconic glass pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre Museum in Paris as well as the phenomenal Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Qatar.
Qatar’s hospitality sector retains top ranking over Middle East

Qatar’s hospitality sector retains top ranking over Middle East

According to the Guest Experience in the Middle East report, Qatar was ranked best in the Middle East for a second consecutive year.