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FIFA 2018: Uruguay's Edinson Cavani Likely To Miss Quarterfinal Clash

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| July 5 , 2018 , 21:54 IST

Uruguay star player Edinson Cavani may miss the quarterfinal encounter with France on Friday.

He is suffering from a serious calf injury that happened in an off-ball-incident during the knockout match against Portugal on Saturday after which he was replaced in the 74th minute.

The striker was not present in the training session for the third day on Wednesday as he is undergoing treatment.

The Uruguay football federation announced on Monday that Cavani suffered painful swelling but not a tear in the calf. This statement has increased Cavani's chances of being fit to play against France.

They further added, "The player remained in pain. He will continue to do individual work and rehabilitation. His evolution is being monitored."

Girona's Christan Stuani can replace Cavani in the squad against France if the 31-year-old is unable to play.

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Uruguay has performed commendably well in FIFA 2018, the team has won all the games conceding just one goal. Cavani, the main striker for Uruguay has scored three goals and is one of the top 5 contenders for the golden boot.

Cavani was the star player for the Paris-Saint-German as he scored 40 goals in 48 encounters for the club.