France advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

  NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia --- France is into the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 12 years after beating Uruguay 2-0. Raphael Varane opened the scoring with a header in the 40th minute and Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera's error contributed to Antoine Griezmann's clincher in the 61st. France went on to reach the World Cup final the last two times it advanced this far. It won its only World Cup in 1998 on home soil, and in 2006 lost the final to Italy on penalties. Varane raced across the area to meet a free kick and struck a glancing header that went into the far corner behind keeper Fernando Muslera. Muslera was then to blame for Griezmann's second-hal...

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