Wales manager Ryan Giggs has thrown his weight behind France to win the World Cup after the overcame Uruguay to reach the semi-finals.
Les Bleus came through a tough fixture against the South American side with a 2-0 win, with goals coming from Madrid based pair Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, although the latter was helped by a huge error from Uruguayan ‘keeper Fernando Muslera.
France had won their previous game against Argentina in emphatic fashion, playing some neat and tidy football to knock Lionel Messi and co. packing back to Buenos Aires at the round of 16 stage.
However Friday’s game against Uruguay was much more of a physical encounter, with both sides getting stuck in to each other, leaving Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs to think that France have proved they have the ability to cope with all different types of opponent, and maybe go all the way:
“I thought France were really effective today. Totally different to the game against Argentina,” said Giggs.
“So it proves that if someone wants to go toe-to-toe with them, they can do it, if someone wants to make it a little bit more difficult, they find a way – and that’s how you win tournaments. Finding a way no matter who the opposition is.”
France go up against Belgium in their World Cup semi-final fixture, after they beat the last remaining South American side Brazil in an enthralling quarter-final.