France became the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals on Friday after an assured 2-0 win against Uruguay.

The 1998 champions took the lead from a Raphael Varane header towards the end of the first half and extended their lead when Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera made a terrible misjudgment dealing with a speculative Antonine Griezmann shot, spilling it into his own net in the second half.

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