World Cup drama continued Friday morning as France took on Uruguay in the first quarterfinal match of the tournament. The crowd at 12th Ave’s Cafe Presse was as partisan as you might expect. Warning: Contains spoilers!
The game was relatively tame until Uruguay’s Martin Caceres came inches away from turning a header past Hugo Lloris, but the French goalkeeper made a full-stretch save with the tip of his fingers to keep the score tied at zero. Minutes later, the tide turned in favor of the French.
Earlier, aggressive positioning rewarded early arrivers — there was a line stretched outside the 12th Ave cafe as the 7 AM kickoff approached.
The quarterfinals will continue Saturday morning with Sweden vs. England followed by Russia vs. Croatia in the afternoon.
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