World Cup 2018: Live Stream and TV Info for Uruguay Vs France and Brazil Vs Belgium

The World Cup quarter finals get underway on Friday, with two of the pre-tournament favorites in action.

France take on Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod at 10 a.m. EST, before Brazil look to clinch a semifinal spot for the fifth time in seven World Cups when they face Belgium in Kazan at 2 p.m. EST.

Both games will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 and Telemundo, with commentary in English on the former and Spanish on the latter. The matches will also be available online via FOX Sports GOFOX Soccer Match Pass and the FOX Sports app. They will be streamed live via Fubo PremierDirectTV Now and Sling Blue.

France are favorites to progress to the semifinals for the first time since 2006, with William Hill offering evens on Les Bleus to win in 90 minutes. Didier Deschamps’ men arrive into the quarter finals on a high after Kylian Mbappe inspired them to a 4-3 win over Argentina in the round of 16, but Uruguay could prove a much tougher test.

La Celeste boast arguably the best defense in the world game and have conceded just once in the tournament so far. Uruguay are 7/2 to win in 90 minutes but could be without Edinson Cavani, after the striker hobbled off the pitch with a calf injury during the round of 16 clash against Portugal.

Cavani, who scored both of Uruguay's goals against Portugal, is not expected to be fit to start against France. However, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has so far refused to rule out the striker.

"He's a very important player for us and he was really playing very well,” Tabarez was quoted as saying by ESPN on Thursday.

“As soon as he got injured, he has worked hard to recover and fulfill his dream. I'm not going to say anything more about Cavani, I don't want to get into games.”

Meanwhile, Brazil have injury worries of their own, after Danilo was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament. The Manchester City full-back only played in the Selecao’s opening game against Switzerland before suffering a thigh knock.

Now, on the eve of the quarter final against Belgium, he has damaged ligaments in his left ankle and his tournament is now over. The five-time World Cup winners go into the match as 23/20 favorites to win in 90 minutes, with Belgium at 5/2 and the draw at 49/20.

Brazil are also the odds-makers favorites to win the tournament at 11/4, followed by France at 4/1 and England at 9/2.

 

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