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FIFA 2018: Portugal, Argentina crash out

Edinson Cavani scored two superb goals as Uruguay beat Portugal to set up a World Cup quarter-final meeting with France.

Defeat for the European champions finished Cristiano Ronaldo’s hopes of success in Russia just hours after Lionel Messi and Argentina were knocked out, beaten 4-3 by Les Bleus.

Kylian Mbappe has delivered a breakthrough performance on the World Cup stage as France recorded a 4-3 victory over Argentina in Saturday’s last-16 clash in Kazan.

A stunning burst of pace from the youngster earned a penalty for his side in the early stages before a quick-fire double after the break put his team in control.

Antoine Griezmann and Benjamin Pavard  also netted for France as goals from Angel Di Maria, Gabriel Mercado and Sergio Aguero proved in vain.

Mbappe became the first teenager to score at least twice in a World Cup match since Pele in 1958. Substitute Sergio Aguero did get a late consolation – a low header from a pin-point Messi cross in the 93rd minute. But this defeat will raise many questions, including about Messi’s international future, and that of manager Sampaoli.

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