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France became the first team to reach the 201
In the quarter-finals, they face Uruguay on Friday when La Celeste later defeated Portugal 2-1. Edinson Cavani scored two goals.
Here's a look at the results of Saturday and the upcoming schedule:
Argentina 3-4 France
Uruguay 2-1 Portugal
Sunday  Spain vs. Russia: 17h local time / 15h BST / 10h ET
Croatia vs Denmark: 21h local time / 19h BST / 2h ET
Antoine Griezmann took only 13 minutes on Saturday to score the penalty, while Argentina were on their heads with surprising goals from Angel Di Maria and Gabriel Mercado, Les Bleus was always the better and more complete side. Her comeback was no big surprise.
Argentina did not make it so far, and it quickly became clear that they were not good enough on Saturday to cope with a top team:
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Di Maria's distance hit and Mercado's distraction had left Albiceleste fans hoping their team could hold on Benjamin Pavard stunned with a marvelous strike, and Kylian Mbappe battled a brace to secure the win.
Argentina made late goals, but questionable tactical decisions by coach Jorge Sampaoli failed on comeback:
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Sergio Agüero scored a late goal, but there was not enough time for a second.
Al Overall, the Bleus did not have to work long to defend their lead, and they even gave Florian Thauvin his World Cup debut.
Uruguay had to intervene more deeply in the victory, although Portugal threatened little threatening scored after Cavanis second goal the lead for his team. The European champions had a few glances in injury time, but no really clear chances.
Paris Saint-Germain made it 1-0 in the first half after a fine pass from Luis Suárez, but Pepe's equalizer made it easy to equalize header after the break. Uruguay continued to make a splash, and Rodrigo Bentancur's clever pass gave Cavani his second goal.
The result continued a great success for La Celeste:
The quarterfinals Friday could be a high-intensity affair between two teams, heavily dependent on the contributions of their central midfielders. N & # 39; Golo Kante and Lucas Torreira play in similar areas of the field, as do Paul Pogba and Rodrigo Bentancur, and it should be an incredible sight to see all these top players.
France may have more top talent, but Uruguay's starting eleven should not be overlooked. Edinsons Cavani will be an important point of discussion in the days leading up to the competition.