France have progressed to their sixth World Cup semifinal after a 2-0 win over Uruguay.

Uruguay looked ordinary in attack clearly missing Edison Cavani upfront because of injury. They conceded soft goals for a team that has been resilient in defence having conceded just a goal in their previous eight matches. France looked to have taken a notch ahead showing signs of a Championship top contender.

France took a first half lead from a set-piece in the 40th minute. Raphael Varane got ahead of his man to open the scoring with a deft header from a freekick by Antoine Griezmann.

With Uruguay pushing for an equalizer, they steam was doused by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera who allowed a harmless looking Antoine Greizmann ‘s long-range shot to pass through his grasp in the 61st minute.

France was able to see off the match and held on to their lead, they will now face the winner between Belgium and Brazil who will play in the second quarter-final later tonight.