While England fans dare to dream, the World Cup 2018 final is edging closer each day. "We don't get all the information from the French team".
The match kicks off at 3pm (BST), with home-side Russian Federation taking on Croatia later on today to find who will be going through to the quarter-finals. He was injured near the end of that game last Saturday.
"Of course when the president supports you, it makes us comfortable".
"Thirty-two teams [started out], they all know how to play football".
But even if fans caught the quickest flight now to Samara in Russian Federation, at just over six hours, it is too late for them to get there for the kick-off at 3pm United Kingdom time.
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Both teams have a tendency to score goals in the second half, but Brazil possess a stingier back line.
The last non-European world champion was Brazil who won the tournament hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002.
"It's a heavy, bitter feeling".
"For now, we have the potential to be in the semi-finals, that is certain", he said.
Meanwhile, Oscar Tabarez is one of the canniest and most experienced managers in the tournament, and he will doubtless come up with a system to reduce the impact of Cavani's absence. "I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement".
"We are in the top four and are happy, but once you're that close you want to everything you can".