Top title contenders, France, will play against Uruguay at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on July 6. Both teams have played well so far to be in the quarter-finals. Both teams have many star players so the pressure will play a vital role for both the sides.

Fox Sports Asia noted that France beat Argentina and Uruguay beat Portugal in the round-of-16 to make their places in the quarter-finals. So far, both teams are undefeated in the World Cup. Uruguay has won all their four games - three in the group stage and one in the round-of-16.

France has only dropped two points by playing a draw against Denmark and won rest of their World Cup matches.

This World Cup, France has the strongest playing-11 in the tournament, but still, Uruguay has the potential to take on the pressure and win the game as they have some of the best-attacking players. This is the most important game to win for both sides as only the winner will go through to play in the semi-final.

What to expect

Soccer fans know anything can happen as there have been many matches in this World Cup when a strong team lost against a weaker side. As an instance, Russia knocked out the 2010 World Cup winners, Spain, on penalties, in the round-of-16.

France is favorite to win the tournament, and The Telegraph has them pegged to win with France at 3-1, but Uruguay’s tactical and teamwork prowess can win them the game as they did against Portugal.

Both teams have shown champion’s characteristics during this World Cup and taking either of them for granted will be a folly.

Both the teams will come prepared to take on each other and undoubtedly, fans will get the chance to be on their feet several times. If the score remains level until 90 minutes then the game will be extended to 30 minutes of extra-time.

If extra-time is also futile to get a winner then the penalty-kicks take place.

Playing-11 predictions

Uruguay coach, Oscar Tabarez is likely to make changes from his last game as he has altered playing-11 in every previous game. He has made frequent changes in defense while strikers were the same in every game. However, Uruguay fans will miss their star striker, Edinson Cavani, as he got injured in the round-of-16.

Uruguay team: Muslera; Gimenez, Godin, Caceres; Bentancur, Torreira, Vecina, Rodriguez, Laxalt; Suarez, Stuani.

French coach, Didier Deschamps, will make few changes from his last playing-11 against Argentina as Blaise Matuidi was shown a yellow card which will keep him out for this game.

France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Griezmann, Kante, Pogba, Tolisso; Mbappe, Giroud