first_img Getty Uruguay have made it to only their second World Cup quarter-final since 1970.The dual threat of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez has been key to their success so far – but the PSG man will be missing against France. Cavani scored twice against Portugal but was then forced off with a calf issue Why isn’t Edinson Cavani playing for Uruguay against France?The Paris Saint-Germain striker picked up a knock in the win over Portugal.He netted twice in that game to fire Uruguay to the last-eight, taking his international tally to 45 goals in 105 caps.Uruguay were hopeful that the calf problem could be fixed before the showdown in Nizhny Novgorod.But Cavani is only on the bench for the clash despite training individually on Thursday – and is listed as ‘injured’ on the official team-sheet.There is no tear to his calf but Uruguay must now go into the game without their most prolific goal threat.And it remains to be seen if they risk him off the bench in such a huge game.Former Boro striker Cristhian Stuani replaced Cavani when he limped off against Portugal and comes in to replace the injured star for the quarter-final clash.talkSPORT will bring you live coverage of Uruguay vs France from 3pm. 1last_img

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