Cavani hopes calf injury ‘is nothing’

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Edinson Cavani of Uruguay.
  • Post published:July 1, 2018

Edinson Cavani will undergo tests ahead of Uruguay’s World Cup quarter-final against France after picking up an injury against Portugal.

Cavani, however, was optimistic over the calf injury after scoring twice against Portugal to send Uruguay into the World Cup quarter-finals.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker opened the scoring after just seven minutes in Sochi and, after Pepe headed Portugal level early in the second half, Cavani curled in a 62nd-minute winner.

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However, 12 minutes after putting his side back in front, he was helped from the field by Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and replaced by Cristhian Stuani.

After Uruguay clinched victory to set up a last-eight showdown with France, Cavani told A Bola: ‘It’s very exciting. I have no words to describe this.

‘I am happy, happy, happy. I wonder how people are in Uruguay. Let’s continue to dream.’

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Cavani has scored three goals in Russia but faces a race to be fit to feature against Les Bleus on 6 July, with medical tests to determine the severity of the problem.

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‘I hope it’s nothing,’ he added. ‘We’ll see what happens, we’ll do [medical] exams.

‘I felt pain in my calf and could not continue on the field.’