"We might not have the best team on paper or individually, but as a team we are very high achievers and this symbolizes all of us".
France, out to emulate the triumphant 1998 team captained by Deschamps, were thankful for a several fine Hugo Lloris saves but his counterpart's blunder took the edge off the contest as Luis Suarez - without injured partner Edinson Cavani - toiled in vain.
Europe has once again asserted its dominance in the world of football as, for the fourth consecutive time, a European national team will lift the World Cup trophy in just over a week.
"They handed out a football lesson, dominating the light blues from the first minute to the 90th, and deservedly qualified for the World Cup semi-finals". He scored two goals, and those who took his place did it in the best possible way and gave their all for the team. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris dived to his right and got a hand on a header from Martin Caceres, pushing it just wide of the goal.
"There is no need to be overly dramatic about it, the better team won but Uruguay is still one of the most important football nations and what happened today does not change that", he said.
Didier Deschamps (France Coach): "I don't necessarily have convictions, but I've always been certain about some things".
"They've now doubled that to around £185,000 a week which will put off most clubs".
Scott Pruitt out at EPA after months of ethics scandals
Former coal lobbyist and current EPA deputy administrator Andrew Wheeler will take over as the agency's acting director on Monday. Tom Carper, the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, wrote in a letter to Wheeler on Friday.
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Although he didn't score, 19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe again looked unsafe on the attack, trying to slice in from the right wing or directing quick passes into Uruguay's defense.
Mbappe scored twice against Argentina to become the first teenager with multiple goals in a World Cup knockout game since a 17-year-old Pele in 1958.
Vardy has started only one match in Russian Federation, against Belgium, when coach Gareth Southgate made sweeping changes to his lineup including resting captain and World Cup leading scorer Harry Kane.
Adidas has supplied the ball for each World Cup since 1970 and have commonly used the world's biggest stage to unveil its newest product.
BRAZIL coach Tite left questions hanging over his future but refused to point the finger as the five-time champions crashed out of the World Cup. "We have a clear idea of what we want to do in attack and we want to able to implement all of this".
"Generally speaking I believe in being thorough so we have prepared how we are going to deal with extra-time and penalties", he said.