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Cavani trudges off the pitch last Saturday.
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Blow for Uruguay as Cavani looks set to miss last-eight showdown with France
The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who has three goals in the tournament already, limped out of last Saturday’s win over Portugal.

URUGUAY STRIKER EDINSON Cavani is likely to miss his side’s World Cup quarter-final against France on Friday after suffering a calf injury in the last-16 win over Portugal.

The Uruguayan Football Association (UFA) posted photos of Wednesday’s training session on social media, with Cavani a notable absentee.

After tests on Monday, doctors confirmed the Paris Saint-Germain star had suffered bruising to his left calf, although he had not torn a muscle.

With the 31-year-old Cavani set to be sidelined, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez will likely play Cristhian Stuani up front alongside Luis Suarez for the two-time world champions.

Girona forward Stuani replaced Cavani, after the latter had scored both goals in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory against Portugal.

© – AFP, 2018

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